Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members of the colony ship known as “Covenant” discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise, capable of sustaining life, with the perfect conditions for their colonisation mission.
When a small team is sent to the surface for reconnaissance, they soon come to realise that this beautiful world is actually a dark and dangerous place that houses a hostile extra-terrestrial life form that forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival.
In 2012, Ridley Scott made his grand return to the science-fiction genre for the first time since directing Blade Runner (1982) in order to helm Prometheus; a film that would tell an original story, while also acting as a prequel to Ridley Scott’s very own Alien (1979), one of the greatest science-fiction films of all time.
Unfortunately, many fans seemed to be left with a bad taste in their mouths, feeling that Prometheus was too much of a departure from what an Alien movie “should be”.
However, that was the whole point – Prometheus wasn’t meant to be an Alien movie, but more a companion piece that expanded upon the universe established way back in 1979.
Despite the mixed reception, one thing was certain; Ridley Scott has more stories he wants to tell within the universe he created all those years ago, and that is an exciting prospect for all Alien fans.
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