Demian Bichir Joins the Alien: Covenant Cast

Demián Bichir is joining Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant cast, according to The Hollywood ReporterThe Hateful Eight actor is joining newcomers Katherine Waterston and Danny McBride.

Michael Fassbender will reprise his role as Prometheus‘ android, David, while Waterston is set to play a woman named Daniels.

Set as the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PrometheusAlien: Covenant connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. It begins with the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. There, the crew discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Jack Paglen (Transcendence) and Michael Green (Green Lantern) are providing the Alien: Covenant screenplay. The project is entering production in Australia with 20th Century Fox set to distribute the film in theaters on October 6, 2017. 

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