Earlier this week, Dark Horse Comics revealed that they will be taking Neuromancer author William Gibson’s canceled Alien 3 screenplay and adapting it into a comic series.
Gibson recently spoke with CBR regarding the fact that the film is going to finally be adapted, decades later, in a different medium.
“It’s a wonderful experience, and I have no doubt that Johnnie’s version, which adheres almost entirely to the script, delivers more of my material to the audience than any feature film would have been likely to do.”
With Gibson’s script providing the basis for the story, Johnnie Christmas (Angel Catbird) will write the adaptation, with colors by Tamra Bonvillain (Doom Patrol, Flavor #1)
According to Dark Horse’s official synopsis, the series will take place following the deadly events of Aliens. As Ripley, Hicks, Newt, and Bishop hibernate, a deadly, undiscovered passenger will ignite a race between two governments to weaponize the xenomorph. The theme takes heavy inspiration from the events of the Cold War.
It’ll be interesting to see how the comic differs from the actual direction the movie franchise chose to take, releasing a multitude of different films (Prometheus, Alien: Resurrection, Alien: Covenant) featuring Xenomorphs and other closely tied stories to the Alien franchise instead.
William Gibson’s Alien 3 #1 will go on sale on November 7th.
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