LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- Alien: Covenant released a first photo in honor of Alien Day this week.
The Prometheus sequel shared a glimpse of an unknown character's spacesuit featuring a patch from the Weyland-Yutani Corporation. The sinister company was first referenced in the 1979 movie Alien.
The patch includes the name of the spaceship, Covenant, and the Weyland-Yutani slogan, "Building Better Worlds." The imagery references the Ark of the Covenant, a chest said to hold the two tablets of the Ten Commandments.
Prometheus and Alien: Covenant take place in the same universe as Alien and its sequels but are not direct prequels or sequels to the film. Prometheus was released in 2012, while Alien: Covenant will open Aug. 4, 2017.
Alien: Covenant will see the crew of the Covenant arrive at a previously uncharted planet. The group discover the seeming paradise is a dark world inhabited by the synthetic David (Michael Fassbender), who survived the Prometheus expedition.
"Why did they make it? Why would they make such a terrifying beast? ... And so the movie will explain that, and reintroduce the alien back into it," he revealed.
Scott, who directed Alien and Prometheus, revealed Alien: Covenant will be a "hard R" film in January. An Alien sequel featuring original star Sigourney Weaver and director Neill Blomkamp is also in the works.