William Gibson Points To An Online Version Of His Unused Alien 3 Script - UPDATED With Better Link

xenomorphMany if you may have already read William Gibson‘s Alien 3 screenplay somewhere throughout the years, but if you never did, here’s another chance.

While I was off playing swans, Gibson posted a link on Twitter, verifying that – at least if the script is complete – this is a draft he provided.

[UPDATE: That version is abbreviated. The full version lives elsewhere.]

Gibson went on to note that he had never written a screenplay before and had only the scripts for Alien and Aliens to use as a model for the format. He also notes that his brief was to most definitely not include Ripley. Obviously, that changed somewhere in the piling up of what he calls:

a stack of scripts *a foot high*

The script on the top of that pile – presuming that Fox actually went with the most recent draft – was credited to Vincent Ward, David Giler, Walter Hill and Larry Ferguson… and, yeah, something something crud floats to the top something. I can’t even muster the enthusiasm for that mess to kick it properly.

Though I’m certainly more interested in the Ward-only approach, the infamous “monks on a wooden planet” story line.

There’s been some discussion of late about where Prometheus 2 is headed, but the situation, as I understand it, is nobody really knows. I think we’re likely in for another foot-high pile of screenplays.

Tales-from-the-Borderlands

Tales From The Borderlands Adds Ashley Johnson To Reuntite The Last Of Us Leads

avatar-copy1-600x154

Denver Comic Con '15: Avatar Press' Complete Signing Schedule For Kieron Gillen, Garth Ennis, Max Brooks & Jacen Burrows, Plus Panels

Supergirl2

Supergirl Pilot Has Already Been Leaked

Jack Kirby's Operation Argo Artwork In Heavy Metal For August

WITCHER

CD Projekt Red Address Graphical Downgrade Concerns

geek-fuel-box-to-the-left

Subscription Box Geek Fuel Powers Denver Comic Con With Exclusive Geek Giveaways

The New Batman From Snyder And Capullo Tops Advance Reorders

Even More Secrets From The Battleworld

MCM Comic Creators Pool To Create Project Autumn #ComicVillageCelebration

SoSVampiJB001CovATan

Nancy Collins Talks Vampirella And Jennifer Blood For New Swords Of Sorrow Mini