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Watch the first ‘Alien Covenant’ trailer

More terror from the Alien franchise

Even the ‘Alien’ franchise is getting into the gift-giving spirit. FOX’s “Alien Covenant” finally released an official teaser-trailer, and of course it’s filled with terror and teases. The last time we checked-in with the project was during FOX’s winter-showcase, where actor Katherine Waterston discussed her character, and what it was like to work with director Ridley Scott.

The film follows the crew of the colony ship Covenant, who discover what they think is an uncharted paradise. It’s not long before they realize that what they have found is a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Ridley Scott returned to the franchise to direct “Alien Covenant” for the studio, working off a screenplay that was written by Michael Green and John Logan. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston and features James Franco.

Scott directed the original “Alien” film back in 1979, he then directed “Prometheus” in 2012. “Alien Covenant” will be a sequel to “Prometheus,” a film that starred Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green and Michael Fassbender. Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof wrote the screenplay for that project, but did not return to write for “Alien Covenant”.

Scott followed up “Alien” with the sci-fi hit “Blade Runner” in 1982, that film starred Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young. Warner Bros. Pictures released a new teaser-trailer for “Blade Runner 2049” earlier this month, a film that will star Ana de Armas, Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Jared Leto, but the follow-up won’t be directed by Ridley Scott. Instead, the new installment will be directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Now that “Alien” fans have a teaser-trailer of their own trailer to watch, you can bet that fan-pages and subreddits will explode with theories about xenomorphs and characters. You can watch the new project below, or on the official YouTube page.

“Alien Covenant” is scheduled to release in theaters on May 19, 2017.