10 sci-fi movies coming out in 2017 we can't wait to see

Dust off that lightsaber and get ready for a thrilling year of science fiction at the cinema.

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'Alien: Covenant'

Science fiction and blood-chilling horror converge once again for British director Ridley Scott's "Alien: Covenant." The film focuses on the crew of a deep space colony ship discovering what they believe to be an uncharted paradise.

Irish-German actor and "Assassin's Creed" star Michael Fassbender, who plays an android in the film, says audiences can expect a film heavy on scares and dread. "You know once it starts and the ball starts rolling, it’s definitely going to bring chills to the cinema," he added.

For those worried that the film might stray from the alien villains of the past, rest assured. Scott says they're all coming back.

"There was always this discussion: Is Alien, the character, the beast, played out or not?" he said. "We’ll have them all: egg, face-hugger, chest-burster, then the big boy [the iconic Xenomorphs]."

"Alien Convenant" is slated for release on May 19, 2017.

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