Dan O’Bannon, 1946-2009


?Dan O’Bannon died yesterday in Los Angeles at the age of 63. The man worked on computer effects on Star Wars, wrote the script for Star Beast which eventually became Ridley Scott’s Alien, did a couple of chapters in Heavy Metal, and wrote the screenplay for Total Recall. But what I’ll always remember him for is writing and directing Return of the Living Dead, the zombie comedy movie that preceded Shaun of the Dead by 20 years, and a personal favorite (“I love you… that’s why you’ve got to let me EAT YOUR BRAINS.” Amazing). R.I.P., Dan.