FOX and Urban Myth Film are launching a television series based on the acclaimed fantasy novel War of the Worlds. According to Deadline, the star of the movie "The End of the World" Gabriel Byrne and the performer of one of the leading roles in the gangster drama "Once Upon a Time in America" Elizabeth McGovern will play the main roles in it.
The action of the project will be transferred to the present, and the main events will take place in Europe, where a handful of survivors will have to deal with an alien invasion. It is claimed that the series will consist of eight 60-minute episodes.
Recall that the works of H.G. Wells, first published in the late 19th century, were movieed earlier. In 2005, the eponymous painting "War of the Worlds" was released. directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise. The action of this version has also been carried over to modern times in the United States. The movie was successful at the box office, grossing about $ 600 million on a budget of only $ 130 million.
The series will premiere in late 2019 or early 2020.
The Topic of Article: Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern to star in War of the Worlds.