‘Alien: Covenant’ Set for Release 3 Months Early, New Poster Is Revealed (Photo)

Fans should brace for a much scarier “Alien” installment, according to director Ridley Scott

A Thanksgiving treat for “Alien” fans has arrived: the first poster for “Alien: Covenant.”

Twentieth Century Fox has also moved up the release date of the movie by three months to May 19 next year, from the previous date of  Aug. 4, 2017.

Director Ridley Scott, who helmed the original “Alien” along with 2012’s “Prometheus,” has said this installment in the “Alien” universe is going to be seriously scary — as indicated by its IMDb description as a horror movie, as well as the poster text: “Run.”

That should be a great sign for “Alien” purists as Scott has often described the 1979 original as a “haunted house movie.”

So far, fans haven’t seen too much of the new film. A darkened first-look photo of Katherine Waterston’s character, Daniels, was shared on Twitter in May. (Look closely here — she’s in the bottom right corner.) “Nowhere to run. #AlienCovenant #Daniels,” the caption read.

The 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” also stars Danny McBride and Demian Bichir. Jack Paglen and Michael Green wrote the script.

Fox also released a first look at the movie shortly after it began production in the spring. The image revealed a patch bearing the mark of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation. It looked to be a crew badge from the Covenant, the title ship in the movie.