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David Bowie's The Man Who Fell To Earth film being adapted into graphic novel

27 January 2022, 17:31 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Nicolas Roeg's 1976 film The Man Who Fell To Earth, which starred David Bowie, is being adapted into a graphic novel that's due for release later this year.

In the 1976 film, which was based on Walter Tevis' novel of the same name, Bowie played an alien called Thomas Jerome Newton, who arrives on Earth in search of water for his dying home planet.

Yesterday (26 January) it was revealed that Titan Comics will be releasing a visual interpretation of the film as a graphic novel, adapted by comic book writer Dan Watters (The Shadow, Assassin’s Creed, Lucifer, Cowboy Bebop) and artist Dev Pramanik (Paradiso, Firefly, Dune: House Atreides).

Watters said, "The Man Who Fell To Earth is a masterpiece of a film with an awful lot to say; about men, about the Earth, and lots of things in between. There are ideas in the film, about climate crises and corporate greed, that are more relevant now than they were when Nicolas Roeg set out to make it. And now here we are. I think it’s high time to look at the world through Thomas Newton’s mismatched eyes all over again. Perhaps he’ll see something we’ve been missing."

The Man Who Fell To Earth graphic novel is due to arrive in October, and is available to pre-order now.
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