Alien Covenant (2017)

Film details

  • Director

    Ridley Scott

  • Countries

    United Kingdom USA

  • Year

    2017

  • Genres

    Horror Science Fiction

  • Type

    Film

  • Category

    Fiction

Alternative titles

  • Alien Paradise Lost Working

Synopsis

In December 2104, the spaceship Covenant containing a crew who are in a state of artificial hibernation, is on a mission to colonise Origae-6, a remote planet deemed capable of sustaining human life. But a destructive event throws the mission off course, resulting in dozens of casualties including the crew’s commander. The surviving crew members, including the second-in-command Christopher Oram and a synthetic android named Walter, are reluctant to resume their mission in a state of deep sleep and redirect Covenant to a nearby potentially habitable planet, where they discover what appears to be an uncharted paradise. But as they explore further, they discover a dark and deadly world that contains a new threat to human life.

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