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Buckaroo Banzai Sequel Novel Coming from Original Screenwriter!

We are so thrilled to share the news that cult classic Buckaroo Banzai is FINALLY getting a released sequel. Kinda. Sorta?

The physicist, neurosurgeon, test pilot, and rock star made immortal by Peter Weller in 1984’s “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension” has long been rumored to have another chapter, and thanks to Dark Horse, we’re getting one.

Earl Mac Rauch, screenwriter of the original film, has written a sequel novel titled The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League, et al: A Compendium of Evil coming from Dark Horse.


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Still mourning the losses of his beloved Penny Priddy and his surrogate father Professor Hikita, Buckaroo Banzai must also contend with the constant threat of attack from his immortal nemesis Hanoi Xan, ruthless leader of the World Crime League. To make matters worse, Planet 10 warrior queen John Emdall has sent her Lectroid legions against Earth with a brutal 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 in the words of one of the movie’s iconic lines: “Laugh-a while you can, monkey boy!”


Hold up, WHADDYA MEAN PENNY IS GONE?!

But seriously, this is really exciting.

We still kinda wish Ernie Cline‘s Buckaroo sequel would’ve seen the light of day (you know, other than being on his website for years), and that Kevin Smith‘s pitch for a tv series would’ve gotten off the ground over at STARZ.

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League, et al: A Compendium of Evil releases on August 10th, 2021.