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Watch the First Trailer for "Alien: Covenant"

The long-running franchise returns to its horror-movie roots
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Last week we got a first look at Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to the groundbreaking sci-fi opus from 1982. While original director Ridley Scott has handed off the reins to Denis Villeneuve for the highly anticipated followup, the filmmaker is returning to an equally vaunted sci-fi universe that he helped create. Alien: Covenant is the latest chapter of the long-running franchise, representing the sequel to 2012's Prometheus. It features a new unlucky crew of space travelers -- made up of an ensemble cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup and Danny McBride -- who land on a beautiful planet that isn't as welcoming as it first appears. Check out the blood-soaked trailer below, and expect Alien: Covenant to hit theaters on May 19, 2017.