The Alien franchise has always seemed to have a Biblical feel to it. It’s always tampered with the ideas of creation, life, and the horrors it brings along with it. This theme was amplified in Prometheus, with the archaeologists on board the titular ship. Their main mission revolves around discovering and finding the motivations behind the Engineers.
Even the on-board android in that film, David, has a bit of a human complex, who seems embittered by the idea that humans created him because they could. The theme of creation, motivation, and idea of your creation getting out of hand and becoming an unstoppable monster is one that has permeated the series since the beginning. So when Ridley Scott first announced that the new Alien film would be called Alien: Paradise Lost, it seemed like it fit.
For those unfamiliar, Paradise Lost is the name of the epic poem from John Milton that chronicles the downfall of Adam and Eve, thanks to the temptation of the fallen angel Lucifer. Of course, Scott ended up changing the title of the film to Alien: Covenant, but despite that changed, it was inevitable that some of those themes, motifs and visuals would still be present and accounted for. In this newly-released poster from Warner Bros, we get a hint of those Biblical overtones.
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The official synopsis for Alien: Covenant is below:
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien franchise. 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, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.
Alien: Covenant hits theaters on May 19, 2017.
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SOURCE: Warner Bros