A fully dramatised version of William Gibson’s original and unmade script for Alien III is now available via Amazon’s audiobook service, Audible.
New members can get their copy for free when they sign up to a 30 day trial.
Released to mark the 40th Anniversary of the birth of the Alien franchise, Alien III: An Audible Original Drama sees Michael Biehn and Lance Henriksen reprise their roles as Corporal Hicks and Bishop from Aliens.
Written in 1987, Gibson’s original script for Alien III never made it to our screens but nevertheless went on to achieve cult status among fans after being leaked online.
This terrifying, cinematic multicast dramatisation – 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….
Starring: Tom Alexander, Barbara Barnes, Michael Biehn, Cliff Chapman, Samantha Coughlan, Ben Cura, Dar Dash, Harry Ditson, Mairead Doherty, Lance Henriksen, Graham Hoadly, Lorelei King, Laurel Lefkow, Martin McDougall, Sarah Pitard, Michael Roberts, David Seddon, Andrew James Spooner, Siri Steinmo, Dai Tabuchi, Keith Wickham, Rebecca Yeo.
Director Dirk Maggs has said it was “a privilege and honour” to bring Gibson’s script to fans.
He added: “Every film fan has a mental list of the Greatest Movies Never Made. The greatest of these in the scifi genre has been William Gibson’s unmade script for Alien III.
“It’s by one of the giants of the literary genre, and takes the situation set up in Aliens, moving forward into fresh regions of the Alien Universe and continuing the stories of our old friends from James Cameron’s movie.”
Amazon’s Audible offers more than 200,000 audiobooks including best sellers, new releases, sci-fi, romances, mysteries, classics, autobiographies and more.
Each title can be bought as a one-off purchase but big savings can be made by taking out a £7.99 subscription which entitles you to download one complete book per month.
Purchased and downloaded titles can be played on your iPad, iPhone or Android mobile devices, making them an ideal way to pass the time during your daily commute.
Even better, the service offers a 30 day free trial which means you can download any title at absolutely no charge so, if you’re new to the service, this is a perfect chance to grab one of this year’s most anticipated books for free.
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