Film of the Day: Alien: Covenant (2017)

Alien: Covenant
Katherine Waterston takes the lead as her crewmates are taken out, one by one… Photo: 20th Century Fox

Ridley Scott’s latest instalment in the Alien timeline, we follow Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride and Demiá Bichir as they make their way on an alien world. 

It’s 2104, and the spaceship Covenant is on its way to Origae-6 with 2000 colonists, 1140 embryos and 14 crew aboard. The android Walter (Fassbender) keeps things running smoothly while the crew hibernates.

The crew is alerted to a human sounding distress signal on a planet nearby their course, they redirect to it to investigate. The planet has an Earth-like atmosphere which is so perfect for human habitation it seems too good to be true.

As it turns out, it is. The wreck of the Prometheus ship (which went missing 10 years earlier) is found, along with a horror that none of the ruined ship’s crew lived long enough to face.

130 min

Alien: Covenant – Wednesday at 9pm on Film4