The ALIEN franchise has fallen a little by the wayside since ALIEN: RESURRECTION in 1997 and PROMETHEUS in 2012. Since then, there have been tow ALIEN films on the horizon but the first to be released will be Ridley Scott’s Scott’s ALIEN: COVENANT. It is said to bridge the gap between PROMETHEUS and ALIEN from 1979. Judging by the trailer, the film is darker and will have more of the tone that the original film had over the others. It stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, James Franco, Noomi Rapace, and Guy Pearce. It also stars Callie Hernandez, Billy Crudup, Carmen Ejogo, Danny McBride, and Demián Bichir. As a fan of the franchise, director, and a lot of the actors, I have high hopes for this release.