LOS ANGELES: Actor Demian Bichir, last seen in Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight”, has joined Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston in Ridley Scott’s sequel to “Prometheus”, titled “Alien: Covenant”.
Details about Bichir’s role are kept under wraps.
Bichir, 52, will next be seen alongside Eva Longoria and Melissa Benoist in the drama “Lowriders”.
“Covenant”, set ten years after “Prometheus”, will follow a colony ship bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy.
The crew discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
The film is scheduled to begin filming this April in Australia for an October 6, 2017 release in the US.