By Derek Lawrence
July 25, 2016 at 06:09 PM EDT
Kerry Brown
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Excitement is building for Alien: Covenant, and among those eager to see it is Michael Fassbender, who promises that the upcoming film will be even scarier than its predecessor, Prometheus.

The new film follows the crew of a colony ship that discovers what they believe to be an uninhabited planet, until they come across Fassbender’s David, a synthetic, who survived the Prometheus expedition.

In an interview with Collider, the X-Men star talked about how excited he is for the latest installment in the Alien franchise and how it compares to Prometheus. “This Alien is going to be… I’m very excited to see it and everybody in the film was saying this is a film that we all want to see,” he shared. “It’s much scarier than Prometheus, but it’s got the same sort of scope of Prometheus. 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.”

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The Ridley Scott-directed film recently marked wrapping production by sharing a new look at Katherine Waterston as Daniels and previously gave a sneak peek at Danny McBride on set.

Alien: Covenant, which also stars Demián Bichir, Jussie Smollett, and Billy Crudup, launches into theaters on Aug. 4, 2017.  

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