‘War Of The Worlds’ Trailer: BBC Brings H.G. Wells’ Sci-Fi Horror To The Edwardian Period Of London

The Playlist | 9/29/2019 | Rodrigo Perez
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H.G. Wells‘ seminal tale “The War of The Worlds”— one of the first alien invasion stories in literature —has been adapted dozens and dozens of times over the years, perhaps most famously when Orson Welles caused panic in the U.S. with his all-too-real radio adaptation in 1938. Steven Spielberg’s 2005 “War Of The Worlds” with Tom Cruise probably earns the second spot in pop culture for impact and influence. But these kinds of landmark stories always get retold every few years. Next up is a three-part drama produced by Mammoth Screen for the BBC. Written by Peter Harness and directed by Craig Viveiros (“Rillington Place”), this new “The War Of The Worlds” stars Eleanor Tomlinson (“Poldark”), Rafe Spall, Rupert Graves, Robert Carlyle, and Jacob.R Molloy.

“The War Of The Worlds” is generally told in a contemporary American setting, but the creators have noted this will be the first version to be set in London and the Home Counties during the Edwardian period.

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