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Saturday, January 16, 2016
Good news for War of the Worlds Fans...
Spotted this while surfing the web.....
Finally what every WOTW Fan has been waiting for - Good news in deed.
Rejoice, H.G. Wells fans! A War of the Worlds television series is currently in the works.
According to a report over at Broadcast Now, Mammoth Screen (which is owned by the producers of the new Poldark
series on ITV) is working on a TV adaptation of Wells’ classic sci-fi
novel, and they've brought Peter Harness on board to pen the miniseries.
What’s even more awesome is that the new TV series will stick
closely to the original text and time period of the book -- which was
first released as a serial in 1897 -- with the Martian invasion taking
place in the town of Dorking, Surrey, in Victorian England.
If you’re wondering right now who Peter Harness is, he's the dude who wrote the excellentJonathan Strange & Mr Norrell miniseries that aired earlier this year. He's also penned the Doctor Who episodes “Kill the Moon” and this season’s Zygon two-parter “The Zygon Invasion/The Zygon Inversion,” as well as a couple of Wallander episodes starring Kenneth Branagh. Basically, I think the new series is in good hands.
Production on the ITV adaptation will kick off in early 2017, after
the copyright expires in December 2016. Paramount Pictures has held onto
the rights of The War of the Worlds for nearly 90 years after first getting their hands on them back
in 1926, and there have been two big-screen adaptations. The first
movie came out in 1953 and starred Gene Barry and Ann Robinson, while
the second film, starring Tom Cruise and directed by Steven Spielberg, hit movie theaters in 2005.
Mammoth Screen managing director Damien Timmer said: “The aftershock of The War of the Worlds
can still be felt in popular culture today. The story of a Martian
invasion as experienced in Victorian Surrey is a masterpiece. We want
this new adaptation to reaffirm H G Wells’ position as one of this
country’s most important writers.”