It wasn’t that long ago when we learned that Dark Horse were bringing cyberpunk father William Gibson’s unproduced Alien 3 to life as a comic book mini-series. And now we’re told that, to mark the 40th nniversary of the birth of the Alien franchise, the script is next being turned into an original audio drama by Audible…..with Michael Biehn reprises his Aliens role as Corporal Hicks.
SYNOPSIS AND CAST LISTING:
Father of cyberpunk, William Gibson’s original script for Alien 3, written in 1987 as a sequel to Aliens, never made it to our screens, although it went on to achieve cult status among fans as the third installment that might have been after being leaked online. This terrifying, cinematic multicast dramatization – directed by the multi award-winning Dirk Maggs – is the chance to experience William Gibson’s untold story and its terrifying, claustrophobic and dark encounters between humans and aliens, as a completely immersive audio experience.
The story begins with the Sulaco on its return journey from LV-426. On board the military ship are the cryogenically frozen skeleton crew of that film’s survivors: Ripley, Hicks, Newt and Bishop. We travel aboard and hear an alarm blare. Our heroes are no longer alone.
According to ‘AvP Galaxy’, this will be released on May 30th.