It’s well known that Alien 3 had several scripts written for it that were rejected, and I wasn’t much of a fan of the one that was eventually used. Well, at least we’re now going to see one of them visualised. Dark Horse Comics have picked up the screenplay that was written by Father of Cyberpunk William Gibson, and they’re going to turn it into a five-part miniseries with art by Johnnie Christmas [Sheltered].
Following the deadly events of Aliens, the Union of Progressive Peoples intercepts the spaceship carrying the hibernating bodies of Ripley, Hicks, Newt and Bishop. But unbeknownst to them, they have also picked up another deadly passenger whose discovery will unleash a race between two governments to weaponize the xenomorph in this horrifying and poignant Cold War-themed thriller.
Meanwhile, in other Alien news, after Disney bought 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets for $52.4 billion, Ridley Scott stills wants to make more Alien movies with Disney, telling ‘Digital Spy’:
“It looks to me that the Fox deal is certainly going to go ahead with Disney, and I’ve been with Fox for a number years now. I’m hoping I’ll still probably be there so whether or not they go ahead with such a dark subject, being Disney, as aliens remains to be seen. I think they should because I think, when people have a hard and fast franchise which has ongoing interest, it’s crazy not to do something with it.”
Maybe, but considering the low and mediocre quality respectively of Ridley’s last two efforts in the franchise, I don’t think that he’s really the person who should be entrusted with furthering the series.