Moonstone Publishing has announced they've acquire the rights to the character Buckaroo Banzai, the star of the 1984 cult-classic "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension" starring Peter Weller in the title role. The full text of the press release follows.
Official Press Release
Yes, that wacky 1984 movie starring (Oscar nominees & Emmy winners) Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Christopher Lloyd, and Jeff Goldblum is back!
Buckaroo Banzai is a fiendishly clever action-packed adventure/comedy/drama in an outlandish world you'll want to visit again and again!
Buckaroo is part neural surgeon, part rock star and some "pulp hero" tossed in for good measure!
Moonstone's new book will be a new tale of Buckaroo written by the character's very own creator (and the movie's screenwriter) Earl Mac Rauch!
The interior art will be handled by ("Star Wars") Stephen Thompson. (The cover art is TBA)
With the guidance of the film's director, W.D. Richter, the Buckaroo Banzai color mini series will continue the bizarre trail blazed by the film.
BUCKAROO BANZAI: a bold, titillating mix of particle physics, rock and roll, super-sonic speed machines, handsome men, beautiful women, and villains beyond redemption.
BUCKAROO BANZAI: if he's not one thing, he's another.