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'Alien: Covenant' release date moved up by 3 months

The sci-fi sequel will make us scream earlier than expected

Ben Gourlay | Nov 23, 2016 at 6:33 pm CST (0 mins, 40 secs time to read)

The much anticipated follow up to Ridley Scott's Alien prequel 'Prometheus' is now set to burst into cinemas earlier than expected.

'Alien: Covenant' release date moved up by 3 months | TweakTown.com

While the film was originally slated for release in August 2017, 20th Century Fox has announced via the Alien Anthology Twitter page that it will now release in May during the busy summer blockbuster season. While the title drops the 'Prometheus' name of its predecessor, the film will feature the return of the android David with Michael Fassbender reprising his role. According to Director Ridley Scott, it's set to strengthen the connective tissue between the 'Prometheus' and 'Alien' movies - with the classic Xenomorph alien set to scare a new generation of film goers.

'Alien: Covenent' will hit 3D and 2D cinemas in May 2017.

Last updated: Dec 16, 2019 at 05:34 pm CST

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Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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