Danny McBride 'runs the ship' in Alien: Covenant

Danny McBride might seem like an odd man out on a spaceship infested with murderous aliens, but the Pineapple Express funnyman says the character he plays in Ridley Scott's upcoming Alien: Covenant is right where he belongs.

"I'm the pilot of the spaceship Covenant, which is a colonization ship searching for a planet where we might start life anew," McBride told Rolling Stone. "I run the ship."

A prequel to Scott's Alien series and a sequel to Prometheus (2012), the film also stars Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace. And when Rolling Stone insinuated that much of the special effects would be CGI, McBride said there's definitely a lot of action on the set, too. "Most of the stuff is practical effects," he said. "When you're running from an alien, it's really a dude in an alien suit coming after you! The sets are incredible and you're in them. We go through some inclement weather at one point on the spaceship and this whole gigantic set is on a gimbal, shaking up and down. You don't have to use your imagination."

Alien: Covenant is slated for release in August 2017.