By Mandela Wells



Demian Bichir of “The Hateful Eight” has been cast in the upcoming “Alien: Covenant.”

Bichir joins a cast that includes Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender and Danny McBride. “Alien: Covenant” is the sequel to the 2012 film “Prometheus.” Both films are meant to be prequels to the 1979 cult favorite “Alien.”

The studio now confirms that the story will focus on the crew of the colony ship, who are en route to a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. The film will explore an uncharted paradise, which is actually a dark and hazardous planet whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender) one of the last survivors of the Prometheus expedition.

Ridley Scott returns to direct this second prequel film written by Michael Green, John Logan and Jack Paglen. The movie will be released October 6, 2017.