Original PREDATOR Script Becomes Five-Issue Comic Book Miniseries in June
Earlier this year we passed along word that screenwriter Dan O’Bannon’s original screenplay for Ridley Scott’s Alien is headed our way in comic book form from Dark Horse this April.
And today we hear that Dark Horse is also adapting James E. Thomas and John C. Thomas’ unused Predator screenplay into a five-issue comic book miniseries.
The version of Predator that hit theaters in 1987 was still penned by the Thomas Brothers but this comic series will be working from the Thomas’ 1984 script that was titled, Hunters.
The re-imagining hails from writer Jeremy Barlow and artist Patrick Blaine.
Barlow tells Syfy Wire: “There’s excitement in seeing what might have been. The bones of Predator are there, but the original idea was so different and in some ways, much deeper than what the movie became — and we lean hard into those differences. Turn all of that over to a pair of dynamic artists like Patrick Blaine and Andy Owens, and the results are spectacular.”
He adds: “Predator fans are going to lose their minds!“
Blaine added: “The first Predator movie is such an iconic, cultural classic. To be involved with Dark Horse, re-imagining it from the original script, is an artist’s dream come true! Jeremy Barlow’s script adaptation has been a pure joy to work from, and I think fans of the genre will enjoy this wild new ride through a familiar old tale!“
Predator: The Original Screenplay #1 hits on June 10th. Check out the cover art below!