Alien: Covenant - Get a Closer Look at the Neomorph

039;Alien Covenant' Characters Say Goodbye to Earth in Found Footage Promo Videos

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"Alien: Covenant" continues releasing promotional stuff ahead of its release date on May 19.

Among the new images, which come by way of Empire, is one that provides a closer look at the Neomorph, a new addition to the odd, grotesque gallery of creatures in the Alien universe.

When I visited the set of Alien: Covenant previous year, we toured the film's creature shop and one thing was very clear: this movie would feature a more traditional Xenomorph and a bunch of creepy, slimy, and hungry new friends. The Neomorph was inspired by Scott's fondness for nature documentaries on living nightmares, like goblin sharks.

Mounting the cameras on the backpacks of the crew members as well as locations throughout the colony ship, the GoPros create perspectives never seen before in earlier Alien installments.

One shows a unidentified figure on the Engineer's planet, launching those pods last seen in the 2012 film.

I think the found footage aesthetic works really well in these fake transmissions, but I hope Scott doesn't rely on it too much in the actual movie. But Ridley will see something to do with insects swarming, for example, which eventually finds its way into a movie. Michael Fassbender's David, perhaps?

Alien: Covenant's cast and crew have been promising for some time that the latest movie in the sci-fi horror franchise would be a scary ride. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, risky world.

Also starring in "Alien: Covenant" are Katherine Waterston, James Franco, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Billy Crudup, Carmen Ejogo and Noomi Rapace.

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