This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows a scene from "Alien: Covenant." (Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

Twentieth Century Fox via AP

The latest in the 'Aliens' franchise hits the big screen this weekend, nearly 40 years after the original 'Alien' scared the bejesus out of people and developed a global following.

"Alien: Covenant" finds the crew of the colony ship Covenant as they make their way to Origae-6 with 2,000 Earthlings ready to inhabit the new world. 

As is tradition, aliens will eventually wreak havoc on the ship, its crew and its passengers. The film comes out Friday.