The fact that the BBC is preparing its adaptation of The War of the Worlds by HG Wells is far from a reason to abandon yet another adaptation of the literary classic. Apparently, this is exactly what Fox Networks Group and the French TV network Canal + thought when they decided to shoot a mini-series based on War of the Worlds, as reported by the Variety information portal.|
In 1938, Orson Welles created the famous "War of the Worlds" radio show, which, according to legend, provoked a real panic among the population, as people sincerely believed that the Earth was invaded by aliens from Mars. A couple of years ago, they even made the film "Brave New Jersey" about this. In 1953, Paramount released the first film adaptation of the novel, and this version also became a classic. Half a century later, Steven Spielberg transferred the action of War of the Worlds to modern scenery, and called Tom Cruise for the main role.
Like Spielberg's film, the new miniseries will be a modernized version of Wells's novel. The BBC, by the way, sticks to the original, and the events of their drama will unfold in Victorian England. The script for the next "War of the Worlds" was written by experienced author Howard Overman ("Merlin", "Man of the Future").
Filming is due to begin next year, and therefore the producers are not wasting their time and have already found an actor for the lead role - it was offered to Oscar nominee Greg Kinnear ("It Can't Be Better", "The Kennedy Clan"). He is still in talks with Fox Networks Group, but the company is determined to bring together a stellar cast for his project.
The Topic of Article: War of the worlds in a new way.