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Alien: Covenant release date brought forward for a second time
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Alien: Covenant release date brought forward for a second time

The release date for Alien: Covenant has been brought forward by a week. 

This is the second time the movie's release date has been brought forward. The movie was originally due to be released on August 4th next year, but then saw its release date brought forward to May 19th in 2017. Now it'll be here even sooner on May 12th. 

Alien: Covenant stars Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace, who return from Prometheus. They are joined by a newly cast Danny McBride, Katherine Waterston, Demián Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, Billy Crudup, James Franco, Alexander England and Benjamin Rigby. 

It is the follow-up to Prometheus and picks up after the events on that movie. In this film we follow the crew of the colony ship Covenant who find what they believe to be an uncharted paradise in a remote galaxy. Instead what the crew discover is a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

A new trailer was unveiled earlier today and you can watch it here. 

A further sequel to Alien, this time directed by District 9's Neill Blomkamp, was in pre-production last year and was set to shoot in 2017, but has now been shelved due to Scott's plans. 

You can check out Prometheus, Alien and all of the sequels in hmv's online store by clicking on the icon on the right-hand side of the page. 

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