Dark Horse to Publish Comic Book Adaptation of Original Screenplay for Alien

In space, no one can hear you scream… or can they? Everything we thought we knew could be wrong as Dark Horse is set to publish an alternate version of the 1979 hit film Alien with Alien: The Original Screenplay. Cristiano Seixas, Guilherme Balbi, and Candice Han will adapt the original screenplay written by Dan O'Bannon as a five-issue comic book series, with the first issue hitting stores on April 26th. That issue is available for pre-order now. Check out the press release and cover below.

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (January 16, 2020)—Dark Horse Comics and Twentieth Century Fox, with writer Cristiano Seixas, artist Guilherme Balbi (Predators, Superboy), and colorist Candice Han, adapted from the screenplay written by Dan O'Bannon, brings you Alien: The Original Screenplay.

Alien: The Original Screenplay presents an alternate line of events initially conceived by Dan O'Bannon before it became the Alien motion picture manuscript.

En route to back to Earth, the crew of the starship Snark intercepts an alien transmission. Their investigation leads them to a desolate planetoid, a crashed alien spacecraft, and a pyramidic structure of unknown origin. Then the terror begins . . .

Alien: The Original Screenplay #1 (of five) goes on sale April 22, 2020, just in time for Alien Day celebrated on April 26th! Alien: The Original Screenplay is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.

Dark Horse to Publish Comic Book Adaptation of Original Screenplay for Alien

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