Almost exactly one month ago today, the first set photo surfaced from Alien: Covenant, as production got under way in Australia on director Ridley Scott's sci-fi epic. That particular image revealed the Weyland-Yutani connection to this movie, while we've also seen photos of a massive alien massacre over the past few weeks. We haven't gotten any official first looks at the cast members, but that all changed today with the arrival of a new photo featuring Katherine Waterston as Daniels.
This new image debuted from the Alien Anthology Twitter page, which was taken directly from one of the monitors on set. We don't know for sure if this photo was taken on the Covenant ship itself, or where in the story this scene takes place. The story follows the crew of the colony ship Covenant, who are bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. 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 starts a new prequel trilogy that will bridge the gap in the events between Prometheus and the original Alien. Michael Fassbender will be the only original Prometheus star returning, reprising his role as the android David. Back in December, it was confirmed that iconic Alien creatures such as the Facehugger, Chestburster and Xenomorph will be appearing in the sequel.
The cast also includes Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo and Callie Hernandez. Ridley Scott is directing from a script by Jack Paglen, Michael Green and John Logan. Alien: Covenant has been slated for release on August 4, 2017, going up against Open Road Films' Blazing Samurai.
We learned late last year that the story is set a decade after the events of Prometheus. There have been reports that the other survivor from Prometheus, Noomi Rapace's Elizabeth Shaw is coming back, but now it seems that she will not be returning. While we wait for more details on Alien: Covenant, take a look at this new set photo, and stay tuned for more on this sci-fi thriller.