But not long after that O'Bannon turned in a screenplay for a Ridley Scott-directed project called Alien. That would have been more than enough to have Dan O'Bannon's name emblazoned forevermor into movie legend.
He didn't stop there. Some years later O'Bannon wrote the script for Total Recall: another masterpiece of science fiction. Word is he was still working on a number of other screenplays.
And now the sad news has come out of Los Angeles that Dan O'Bannon has passed away at the age of 63.
Thoughts and prayers going out to his family this morning.