In a new international clip of Fox’s “Alien: Covenant,” we catch a first glimpse of the Spineburster — and it’s pretty gruesome.
In the clip, titled “Let Me Out,” Faris (Amy Seimetz) busts down a hallway only to find Karine (Carmen Ejogo) trapped in a room. She begs to be let out, but Faris resists to keep the inspection from spreading. Behind Karine, another crew member is seen in excruciating pain with his spine ripping itself apart. This is, of course, damage done by an alien.
Ridley Scott’s new movie has crew members of the colony ship Covenant bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. Soon they discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
“Alien: Covenant” is intended to be the start of a new trilogy of “Alien” films built on the events of “Prometheus.” Fassbender returns as David (with a dual role as a newer model named Walter) alongside Noomi Rapace, who played “Prometheus” protagonist Elizabeth Shaw.
Danny McBride, Katherine Waterston, James Franco, Demian Bichir, Billy Crudup, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England and Benjamin Rigby round out the cast.
“Alien: Covenant” opens May 19, 2017.