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Darth Groovy
06-29-2003, 09:08 AM
Looks like they are re-working the script to allow for the sensitivity of the World Trade Center attacks, but it appears they are putting this in the original 1898 setting...nifty!

Pendragon Pictures is trying to keep this as close to the H.G. Wells classic as possible.

I am a huge fan of the original book, and I even adore the George Pal version to this day. It may be dated for some, but I encourage all of you to go and rent it if possible. It was the first epic Sci-Fi movie I saw growing up as a kid, and I have fell in love with it over the years.

Needless to say, this is probably the movie I am most looking forward too besides Star Wars: Episode III!:D

http://www.pendragonpictures.com/

http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/browse.cgi/2/10/53?pnum=1

Lost Welshman
06-29-2003, 09:17 AM
They're Re-making War of the Worlds!

Cool,

I remember seeing that film when I was little, with the floaty guys with they eyes that zap people.....

Well, I know what I'm talking about anyway.

Can't wait to see if its any good :D

Thankee Groovy for telling us

Tesla
06-29-2003, 10:44 AM
Nice, the book was cool ;), and the original film was ok :)

Whilst on the subject of H.G Wells , any of you guys read the Time Machine and have you seen the Original Film that they made not the crap Re-Make ;)

StormHammer
06-29-2003, 05:58 PM
I've been waiting for more news on this film for some time. I'm glad to see the focus is on bringing the original concept of the novel to the screen. I'm also a fan of the 50's version, which was a very good film, but I've always wanted to see those war machines striding around on three legs creating major havoc.

I just hope they can put together a really good cast and director, because it will need some very good characterisation. The book is not simply about battles and destruction...but about how mankind tries to deal with an aggressor far in advance of itself, and one man's fight for survival as the world descends into chaos around him.

The book was always an immensely enjoyable read, and I recommend it to anyone who has never read it before.

Tesla...yes, I've read the book, and saw the 1960 film of The Time Machine with Rod Taylor, which was actually quite faithful to the original material. I've not seen the remake, and I'm not sure I want to.

I can also recommend H.G. Wells' other SF works, such as The Invisible Man, The Food Of The Gods, The First Men In The Moon, The Island Of Dr. Moreau, The Shape Of Things To Come, and In The Days Of The Comet, among some others. His visions of the future were uncannily close to the mark, in some ways.

Semicolon
06-29-2003, 06:17 PM
Awsome! I loved the original movie!

Darth Groovy
06-30-2003, 12:07 AM
Originally posted by StormHammer


I just hope they can put together a really good cast and director, because it will need some very good characterisation. The book is not simply about battles and destruction...but about how mankind tries to deal with an aggressor far in advance of itself, and one man's fight for survival as the world descends into chaos around him.



That was my only problem with the George Pal version, I love it, but you don't get that character connection very good, and the movie is mostly driven by, "how are we gonna stop the aliens?".

I think they should let Brian Singer direct it.