Who Wrote 1979’s ‘Alien’?
Source: Film School Rejects
By Meg Shields
In space, no one can hear your screenplay
Who wrote the script for the sci-fi horror film Alien? Well, Dan O’Bannon, right? What is this, some kind of trick question?
Why yes, dear reader. Yes, it is. Unless you are eyelash-deep in the production lore behind Ridley Scott’s 1979 film, you might not even know that there is any controversy over Alien‘s byline. And who could blame you, the opening credits say “screenplay by Dan O’Bannon” and “story by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett.” How were you supposed to know that there was anything spicy going on behind the scenes?…
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