The first trailer for Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant reveals that Jed Kurzel has taken over scoring duties on the movie. The film starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England and Benjamin Rigby follows the crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, as they discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. John Logan (Gladiator, The Aviator, Penny Dreadful) has written the screenplay. Scott (Alien, Prometheus, The Blade Runner) is also producing the project with Mark Huffam (The Martian, Johnny English), Michael Schaefer (Exodus: Gods and Kings), David Giler (Alien 3, AVP: Alien vs. Predator) and Walter Hill (48 Hrs, The Warriors). Harry Gregson-Williams was originally scoring the film. Alien: Covenant is set to be released on May 19, 2017 by 20th Century Fox. Visit the official movie website for updates.
Kurzel has previously composed the music for Fox’s Assassin’s Creed, which is currently playing in theaters nationwide. His other previous scoring credits include Macbeth, The Babadook, Son of the Gun and The Snowtown Murders. He also scored Benedict Andrews’ Una starring Ben Mendelsohn & Rooney Mara, which premiered at this year’s Telluride & Toronto Film Festivals and is currently awaiting a domestic distribution deal.