The new batch of stills from “Alien: Covenant” were released last night. It gives the first official look at neomorphs and the engineer. At a glimpse, we feel that the engineer and neomorph aliens are on their way to destroy the human colonies. Ridley Scott is back as a director from the previous installment. We are hoping that his upcoming film will bridge the gap between the 1980’s movie of the same name and 2012’s blockbuster “Prometheus,” which explored the engineer and several ill-looking monsters. It is easy to assume that “Alien: Covenant” will take the engineer and weird-looking monsters to the next level. The filmmaker Ridley claims that he has introduced several new beasts through this movie, which one has never seen before.

Thus, the project will surely come up the expectations of horror movie fans.

What do the new photos depict?

One of the photos shows the engineer in a weird mood. It seems that he is angry at something and trying to lighten his mood. Without any doubt, the most intriguing still is that of the neomorphs. These tiny creatures have come from another world, and their appearance is quite strange. Until now, it is the most extensive footage that creates excitement among fans. Based on the images, we can say that the engineer and neomorphs have added value to the overall appearance of the film.

The cast and production of ‘Alien: Covenant’

The Ridley Scott movie is scripted by John Logan and Dante Harper. It is an official sequel to the 2012 thriller “Prometheus” and the second installment in the “Alien” film series.

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It features Katherine Waterston, Carmen Ejogo, Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup, Jussie Smollett, Alexander England and Benjamin Rigby. The filmmaker has recruited Callie Hernandez and Nathaniel Dean for the supporting characters. The film is scheduled to be released on May 12, 2017.

After the success of “Prometheus,” director Ridley began hinting at the prospect of a sequel. He now claims that “Alien: Covenant” will break the records of previous blockbusters. “Prometheus” was made with a budget of $60 million and grossed more than $500 worldwide. In contrast, “Alien: Covenant” is developed with an approximate budget of $100 million so there are chances that it'll gross more than the original.

As of January 2017, Scott sold distribution rights to Fox for $80 million. There’re rumors that director Neill Blomkamp is working on his own “Alien: Covenant” and put the project on hold at the request of Scott, but nothing is confirmed. While speaking to Heroic Hollywood, Blomkamp revealed that the official logos, synopsis, and release dates of the two movies are different.