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'Alien: Covenant' premieres in London

Friday, May 05, 2017 - 01:57

Michael Fassbender, Ridley Scott and Katherine Waterston all walk the green carpet for 'Alien: Covenant'. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Michael Fassbender and Ridley Scott walked the green carpet in front of hundreds of fans as 'Alien: Covenant' premiered in London on Thursday (May 4). Beginning with 1979's critically acclaimed space horror movie 'Alien' the franchise has spawned numerous sequels and spin-offs, with the latest installment acting as a sequel to 2012 prequel 'Prometheus'. Scott has returned to direct 'Alien: Covenant', which follows a group of colonists travelling through space who pick up a message from an unknown world and go to explore the mysterious signal. Once they land the crew is struck by illness and also come across Michael Fassbender's droid, David, who last appeared in 'Prometheus'. Fassbender plays two droids in the film, David, who is creative, and Walter, who is considered a more functional, less free-thinking upgrade. The famed Xenomorph also reappears in a slightly different form than normal. U.S. actress Katherine Waterston also stars in the film as Daniels, a crew member who fits a similar function to Sigourney Weaver's Ripley in that she finds herself having to lead her crew's fight against a Xenomorph. 'Alien: Covenant' is released in the UK on May 12th.

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'Alien: Covenant' premieres in London

Friday, May 05, 2017 - 01:57