|Dan O'Bannon and H. R. Giger during the production of Alien, 1979.|
Creative genius Dan O'Bannon died yesterday at the age of 63. Dan is probably best known for co-writing the original script for the 1979 film Alien with Ronald Shusett, though he also worked on special effects for Star Wars, Dark Star, Alejandro Jodorowski's abandoned Dune project, wrote the best segment for Heavy Metal (B-17), and served as co-writer for the screenplay of two Philip K. Dick adaptations; Total Recall (again with Shusett) and Screamers (with Miguel Tejada-Flores).
|Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett.|
|Dan O'Bannon's original sketch for the Alien creature.|