Published on August 18th, 2020 | by Tim Chuma
ALIEN: THE ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY #2 (2020) Review
Summary: A serialised version of the original 1976 Alien screenplay by Dan O'Bannon.
In space nobody can hear you read
While the movie is a well-regarded classic of science fiction it is always interesting to see the original vision of the script writer be adapted to a format that they do not have the usual constraints and compromises that are part of the film making process.
This version of the story is adapted from the original screenplay by Dan O’Bannon so is similar to the movie in some ways but also different in that it has a different scope and some of the elements seem to be examined more in depth such as the alien containment pyramids and the warning message translated by the ship’s computer to keep people away.
As it is based on the script and not the movie there is the opportunity to have characters who do not look like the ones in the movie and some of their motivations seem to be different. This is only part of the script but does manage to pack a lot into its 32 pages.
If you are already following this story I would pick this up, but maybe best to wait until it is published in an anthology as you want to read the whole thing together or else it seems like a teaser.
Writer: Cristiano Seixas, Dan O’Bannon
Artist: Guilherme Balbi
Colorist: Candice Han
Cover Artist: Guilherme Balbi
Genre: Science-Fiction, Horror
Publication Date: September 02, 2020
Format: full colour, 32 pages; Miniseries