The most divisive entry in the “Aliens” film franchise is given new life as Dark Horse announced on Thursday that William Gibson’s screenplay for “Alien 3” will be turned into a 5 issue miniseries. According to a Dark Horse press release, “While Gibson was a contributor in the early phase of the writing for Alien 3, ultimately most of his concepts never made it into the final film.” Gibson will be joined on the miniseries by artist Johnnie Christmas. William Gibson is known as “the father of the cyberpunk genre with titles like Neuromancer, Count Zero, and Mona Lisa Overdrive”.
This take on “Alien 3” begins “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.
With an intense script by Gibson (Neuromancer, Agency, Count Zero, Archangel), cinematic art by Johnnie Christmas (Angel Catbird, Firebug, Sheltered), vibrant colors by Tamra Bonvillain (Doom Patrol, Wayward, Uncanny Avengers), and a slate of variant covers by James Harren, Daniel Warren Johnson, Paolo Rivera, Tradd Moore, and Christian Ward, William Gibson’s Alien 3 is the “what if?” fans have been asking for!”
Alien 3 #1 (of 5) hits comic shops on November 7, 2018. David Fincher’s Alien 3 has taken on a cult status after it was much maligned upon its original release in 1992. Maybe William Gibson’s take on the threequel will give the fans the Aliens story that fans have been clamoring for.