Audi promotes the Audi lunar quattro in a suspenseful short film created by Twentieth Century Fox, 3AM and Audi, featuring the moon rover as an integral part of the Alien: Covenant colonization mission.
The car manufacturer promotes thus also the upcoming sci-fi thriller directed by Ridley Scott, set to be released in the US theaters next month, on May 19. A sequel to the 2012 film Prometheus, the film follows the crew of the colony ship Covenant as they find, on a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, what seems to be an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark and dangerous world.
In the film, the Audi lunar quattro, which has been developed by Audi experts in cooperation with German start-up Part-Time Scientists and is expected to embark on a future mission to space, is used to help Faris (Amy Seimetz), the wife of the chief pilot of the Covenant, navigate and assess the unknown terrain of the new planet.
The 70-second clip shows how, besides providing exploration and research support, the Audi lunar quattro also patrols the ship for unseen dangers. One night, an unidentified lifeform in the ship’s Terraforming Bay prompts it to investigate what might be lurking in the dark, but its mission is interrupted by Pvt. Cole, a member of the security team (portrayed by Uli Latukefu), who asks it “What are you doing here?” and tells his then “Ok, come on, let’s go!”.
The clip ends with the unidentified lifeform lurking in the dark, behind them, and with the onscreen lines “Exploring the unknown. Audi lunar quattro. With intelligent technologies”.