A 24-hour celebration is on the horizon in honor of Alien Day. 20th Century Fox recently announced fan events for the upcoming Alien Day 2017 event. The latest installment in the series, Alien: Covenant, doesn’t arrive in theaters for about another month still, but that’s not stopping the studio from ramping up its promotion leading up to its release.
Looking to build upon last year’s successful Alien Day, which celebrated the 30th anniversary of Aliens, this year’s even looks bigger and more badass than ever! The celebration takes place on April 26th, which Alien fans will recognize as a nod the the planet LV-426 in the franchise.
Cast members from the upcoming Alien: Covenant film will be joining the festivities which focuses on the fans, including a special live-streaming event, an interactive trivia game, worldwide screenings, new product launches, special reveals, and more. Here are the details revealed for activities happening for this year’s Alien Day:
GLOBAL LIVE STREAM EVENT
Broadcast LIVE from the storied Fox Studios in Los Angeles, a special one-hour streamed event will feature cast members from ALIEN: COVENANT as well as Alien Day activations and reveals, including that Fox is partnering with Madame Tussauds and will announce a “terrifying arrival” at one of their locations summer 2017.
BROADCASTING AT 10AM PST ON 4.26
- Q&A with Cast Members of Alien: Covenant
- Exclusive footage from Alien: Covenant
- Announcement of Fan Art Contest Winner
- Digital Art Competition
- Launch of Behind-the-Scenes Digital Series
ULTIMATE ALIEN FAN ART CONTEST
ALIEN DAY returns April 26 to commemorate LV-426, the planet from the iconic Alien films. Participate in one of several special missions as the countdown continues toward the highly anticipated May 19 release of ALIEN: COVENANT.
Submissions to the Ultimate Alien Fan Art Contest are now open. Create and submit your own original Xenomorph-themed Alien artwork by April 19.
Five Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges and revealed on April 21. The Alien fan community will vote to ultimately determine the winning design, which will be announced during the Alien Day Livestream on April 26.
The chosen artwork will be transformed into a limited edition t-shirt premium available with the purchase of the ALIEN: COVENANT Blu-Ray and 4K Ultra HD, exclusively sold at Wal-Mart stores and Walmart.com. Pre Order will start on May 19 at Walmart.com/Alien.
Only US residents, ages 18+ are eligible. See Official Rules for more detail.
“MU/TH/UR of all ALIEN Trivia Challenges” –
Fox will unveil a new quiz every 4 hours and 26 minutes.
Fans will answer a series of rapid-fire questions for a chance to win a VIP trip to Ridley Scott’s upcoming Imprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood and incredible prizes.
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Alien: Covenant Red Band Teaser Trailer
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.
Directed by Ridley Scott, the film stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby.
Alien: Covenant arrives in theaters on May 19, 2017.
For more information on all Alien Day activities, keep checking AlienUniverse.com. Fans can join in the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #AlienDay.
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