Deadline is reporting tonight that after a strong performance in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, the Oscar-nominated Demian Bichir has now joined another high-profile project, with the actor reportedly signing on for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant.
Though his role hasn’t been disclosed, we know that Bichir will join Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston and Danny McBride in what will surely be a sizeable part, likely as one of the crew members aboard the ship.
Acting as the sequel to Prometheus, the plot of Covenant will take place 10 years after its predecessor and will see “the crew of the colony ship Covenant headed for a remote planet, until they find a ‘paradise’ planet occupied solely by David (Michael Fassbender), the survivor of the Prometheus expedition.”
We’ve also heard that Ridley is going for a “hard R” with the film, so expect lots of nasty space deaths when Alien: Covenant sails into theatres on October 6th, 2017.
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.