's original Alien
screenplay is getting the comic book treatment from Dark Horse Comics
: The Original Screenplay will be made up of five issues by Cristiano Seixas
and Guilherme Balbi
. In 2018, Dark Horse
found success when they released William Gibson
's Alien 3
, which adapted the original screenplay from David Fincher
. Back in 2013, Dark Horse did an eight-issue run for George Lucas' original screenplay for Star Wars
, which was also a huge hit.
The original screenplay for Alien
includes a lot of differences from what ended up on the big screen. Alien
: The Original Screenplay will feature new characters and alternate ship designs while trying to tell Dan O'Bannon's original story. The story was written by O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett
, but it was heavily rewritten by producer Walter Hill
, who went uncredited and made drastic changes to the source material, including making Ripley a woman.