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Alien: Covenant gets menacing first poster, earlier release date

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The first poster for Alien: Covenant has been released, and it offers one piece of advice: “Run.”

Along with the menacing poster comes a new release date for Ridley Scott’s latest film in the Alien franchise and the follow-up to Prometheus. Originally scheduled to hit theaters on Aug. 4, 2017, Covenant will now be released three months earlier on May 19.

The new film will continue to follow Michael Fassbender’s David, the synthetic who was one of only two surviving characters from Prometheus. In Covenant, the crew of a colony ship comes across what they believe is an uninhabited planet, only to encounter the untrustworthy android.

Fassbender teased the new film earlier this year: “It’s much scarier than Prometheus, but it’s got the same sort of scope of Prometheus,” he told Collider. “It’s kind of got more of thriller, imminent disaster feel that Alien had, so it’s kind of a beautiful meeting of both of those films. I’m really excited to see it, I think it’s gonna be super scary number one and then again with the massive scope of Prometheus… Once it starts and the ball starts rolling, it doesn’t let up. It’s really gonna bring chills to the cinema.”

Covenant also stars Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, and Billy Crudup.

See the poster below.

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