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 Post subject: New War of the Worlds TV series.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:10 pm 

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Hello all, thought i'd make my first post an informative one.

(stolen from IGN.com)
June 27, 2005 - The newly released War of the Worlds graphic novel, written by Stephen Stern with art by Arne Starr, has been optioned. The Best Sellers Illustrated comic, which is based off H.G. Wells classic novel, is now in development by producer Richard G. Murphy (Timecop).

"This is an entirely fresh take on 'War of the Worlds' which focuses on how a diverse group of New Yorkers fights back against the Martians," said Murphy.

Stern added, "Steven Spielberg has opined that 'War of the Worlds' is a reflection on how scared we are in the aftermath of 9/11. I like to think that we've conquered our fears of an attack on our soil and are prepared to deal with whatever the future holds."

Murphy feels the graphic novel reads so much like a TV miniseries that he intends to adapt it in a way similar to Robert Rodriguez' Sin City film. One thing that will be different is the name. The current working title is Alien Attack - From the "War of the Worlds" Graphic Novel. Catchy.

Crikey. I didn't think we could possibly get ANY more WOTW stuff onto screen, but I was obviously quite wrong. I would think it'll be another one of those reasonably low budget Sci-Fi channel efforts, but we'll have to wait and see. Doubt it could top the original TV mini-series though (which I always lose the bidding for on ebay dammit).

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Welcome to the forum and thanks for the info!

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