Noomi Rapace returns as doctor Elizabeth Shaw to Alien: Covenant

Actress Noomi Rapace will again join the screen as doctor Elizabeth Shaw, reprising her role for Ridley Scott’s imminent feature Alien: Covenant.

After dipping in and out of the project as a lead to a cameo, it now appears Rapace will front the sequel to Scott’s 2012 Prometheus. Alongside Rapace, Michael Fassbender will also be returning as the hard-to-love android David, and they will be joined by series newcomers Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Jussie Smolett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez and Billy Crudup. Jack Paglen and Michael Green are writing the screenplay.

The second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus, Alien: Covenant connects directly to Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic and begins with the colony ship, Covenant, bound for a remote planet – a dark, dangerous world whose sole inhabitant is the ‘synthetic’ David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

The film is currently shooting in Sydney and is on track for an August 4th, 2017 release.