Buckaroo Banzai is finally getting a massive sequel from Dark Horse

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Among the artifacts of cult movies , none is quirkier than 1984′ s The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. Released when SF movies “re still” considered “geek stuff” and not mainstream, it was made to be a cult film, with a dreamy cast- Peter Weller, Ellen Barkin, John Lithgow, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd, Clancy Brown- convoluted plotline, and quotable words galore. The impression was simple: a superstar crossover adventurer, Buckaroo Banzai( Weller) and his colorful cronies save the earth from alien assault. Mustering all the eccentricity that the 80 s had on tap, the film was somehow both endearing and eluding. Director WD Richter and developer E. M. Rauch uttered sure the movie has remained an oddball little/ spanned byway of geek culture ever since- although the eventual 80 s feel-good closing recognitions scene has been referenced a few cases experiences, most notably in the likeminded Life Aquatic of Steve Zissou( with Goldblum appearing in both .)


In the 37 times since its secrete, there has been plenty of sporadic talk about a sequel, but not movie or TV appearance- despite Hollywood’s obsession with repurposing every scrap of IP, Buckaroo Banzai remains precisely too weird and off kilter to gamble millions of dollars on. The closest it comes down was a series of comics from insignificant publisher Moonstone, also written by creator E.M. Rauch. But according to Rauch, the story of Buckaroo Banzai was always supposed to be continued in a series of prose novels.

And now, lastly, all these years later, there is an official official sequel: Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League, et al: A Compendium of Villainy is a 544 -page novel written by Rauch coming in August from Dark horse. Well we say it’s written by Rauch, but the ascribes say it’s “as told by” the Reno Kid.

Relating the further undertakings of doctor/ adventurer/ boulder superstar Banzai, the book picks up where the movie left it 😛 TAGEND

Still mourning the losses of his beloved Penny Priddy and his substitute leader Professor Hikita, Buckaroo Banzai must also contend with the constant threat of attack from his immortal nemesis Hanoi Xan, ruthless chairman of the World Crime League. To move interests worse, Planet 10 fighter queen John Emdall has sent her Lectroid brigades against Earth with a harsh ultimatum. Or is her true target Buckaroo Banzai? As the apocalyptic threats continue to mount, only Buckaroo and his Hong Kong Cavaliers stand in the way of global destruction–or according to the terms of one of the movie’s iconic words: “Laugh-a while you can, ape son! ”

Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League is a 544 -page hardcover prose novel and will retail for $29.99. It are available for consultation everywhere books are sold August 10, 2021. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes& Noble, and at your local comic patronize and bookstore.

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