Preview: ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ – The Graphic Novel Adaptation Of The Cult Classic Is Out This Month

by Richard Bruton

Coming 25th October, Titan Comics presents a brand-new adaptation of the cult classic sci-fi movie starring David Bowie.

 

The 1976 movie, directed by Nicolas Roeg is a justified classic, a strange, unnerving thing, with a star turn from David Bowie as the lead.

Now Titan Comics, writer Dan Watters, and artist Dev Pramanik are bringing the official graphic novel adaptation to life.

The film, based on the classic science fiction novel by Walter Tevis (The Queen’s Gambit, The Hustler) sees an extra-terrestrial called Thomas Jerome Newton (played by Bowie) land on Earth in search of water to save his dying home planet. Using his advanced scientific knowledge, Thomas becomes incredibly rich thanks to dozens of inventions his company releases. He uses his wealth to search for a way to transport water back to his home planet, but as his wealth and his fame grows so does his profile, and it isn’t long before Thomas becomes a target of interest to the U.S. Government who begin to investigate him.

The all-new graphic novel also features exclusive bonus material including a 10-page article on the production of the original film illustrated with dozens of rarely seen on-set photographs. As well as cover concepts, character designs, a ‘script to art’ section chronicling the development of the artwork, and a reproduction of the original movie poster.

The Man Who Fell to Earth: The Official Movie Adaptation. Written by Dan Watters, art by Dev Pramanik. Published by Titan Comics on 25th October 2022.

 

 

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