Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender at world premiere of Alien: Covenant

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Director Ridley Scott and actor Michael Fassbender will walk the red carpet in London for the world premiere of Alien: Covenant.

Fassbender's co-stars Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride and Demian Bichir will also be at the screening in Leicester Square on Thursday night.

Alien: Covenant is a sequel to the 2012 film Prometheus, and the second prequel to Scott's 1979 horror classic Alien.

It follows the crew of the colony ship Covenant, who are bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy.

They discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world where they uncover "a threat beyond their imagination".

:: Alien: Covenant will be released in cinemas on May 12.