It may be Christmas day but that doesn’t halt the wheels of the movie marketing wagon, and today we’ll be decking the walls with gross-out gore as we get our first look at the trailer for Ridley Scott’s Alien Covenant.

It’s been just under a week since we broke the news exclusively that James Franco would be joining the cast of Scott’s latest prequel/sequel. He joins Katherine Waterston (who has a potentially huge spoiler surrounding her appearance), Danny McBride, Demi├ín Bichir and Billy Crudup. They’ll be joining by returning players Michael Fassbender (well, a number of him anyway) and Noomi Rapace from the previous film in the saga – Prometheus.Alien Covenant Katherine Waterston

Little is known about the next chapter in the Alien saga. We’ve seen some very evocative photos from the film popping up on the Alien Covenant Facebook page showing what looks to be Colonial Marines about to charge, a dimly lit Gigeresque corridor lined with rib bones and the most recent which was of blood-splattered window. Waterston’s character has been compared to Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley and there’s a fair chance that the second film in this new Alien series could follow James Cameron’s Aliens by bringing all out war to the big screen once again.

We spoke to Ridley Scott earlier this month, and he called the film ‘a beast’. Sounds like the perfect description…

We present the first UK trailer for Alien: Covenant! (which contains swearing – and you’ll soon forgive them when you see why!). Just remember if you’re in the shower, in space after visiting an alien planet, to always check the floor covers for anything remotely foreign to your surroundings!

Alien Covenant Trailer

Alien Covenant will be unleashed in UK cinemas on the 19th of May, 2017.

Synopsis

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.