I find these scripts that didnt make the cut a good read.
There is an unused Alien 3 script from the writer William Gibson, who also wrote Neuromancer. A novel that started it all, launching the cyberpunk generation, and the first novel to win the holy trinity of science fiction: the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award and the Philip K. **** Award. With Neuromancer, William Gibson introduced the world to cyberspace.
That's very cool right guys?
Anyway, here's his script to the unused Alien 3. BTW with a few rewrites, it sounds like it would have been better than the one that was used.
Gibson is a much better novelist than a screenplay writer. I got about 1/4 the way thu the read and already saw the reason it was rejected. Along with Gibsons cutting edge verbage and sleek descriptions of yet to be invented technology his books always had rather deep character development and strong political texturing. The first two Alien films had neither of those, it was a simple 'big company wants biologic to sell as weapon, at any cost' story, so we got space ship finds bad-ass alien, it kills crew, so they send someone else to go get it. The producers wanted to simply recreate the money-maker the previous film was, and Gibsons story is to complex.
I'm sure Gibsons take on Alien is much better, but I know I can't experience his vision by reading an adapted script. I'll wait for the full novelization, complete with all the political and technical details that would go unnoticed in a 2 hour movie.