The man who fell to earth • AIPT
Based on the classic science fiction novel by Walter Tevis (The Queen’s Bet, the scammer), The man who fell to earth is STUDIOCANAL’s 1976 science fiction film, directed by Nicolas Roeg and written by Paul Mayersberg. It stars David Bowie, Candy Clark, Buck Henry and Rip Torn.
The story follows an alien called Thomas Jerome Newton (played in the David Bowie film) who lands on Earth in search of water to save his dying planet. Using his advanced scientific knowledge, Thomas becomes incredibly wealthy thanks to the dozens of inventions published by his company. He uses his wealth to research a way to bring water back to his home planet, but as his wealth and fame grow, Thomas becomes a target of interest for the US government who begin to investigate him.
Now, Titan Comics will bring an all-new visual take on the graphic novel medium, adapted by the comic book writer Dan Watters (The shadow, Assassin’s Creed, Lucifer, Cowboy Bebop) and illustrated artist Dev Pramanik (Paradiso, Firefly, Dune: House Atreides).
“The Man Who Fell to Earth is a masterpiece of a film with so much to say; about men, about the Earth and many other things in between,” said Dan Watters. “There are ideas in the film, about climate crises and corporate greed, that are more relevant now than they were when Nicolas Roeg decided to make it. And now here we are. I think that it’s high time to look at the world again through the mismatched eyes of Thomas Newton, maybe he’ll see something we’ve been missing.