'Alien: Covenant' Trailer Shows Horror Is Alive and Well in Space

The Ridley Scott film hits theaters May 19, 2017.

In space, no one can hear you scream. But how about on an alien planet?

The first trailer for Alien: Covenant, released on Christmas Eve, shows an unsuspecting group of colonists learning that there are much worse things out there than anything you'd find on Earth.

Ridley Scott once again returns to helm the franchise he began with 1979's Alien. Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride and Carmen Ejogo star in the film, with Prometheus'  Michael Fassbender returning as the android David and Noomi Rapace appearing as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw.

The film opens on May 19, 2017.