BBC’s ‘War of the Worlds’ Trailer Brings the Alien Tripods to Edwardian England

/Film | 9/30/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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Steven Spielberg had the aliens from H.G. Wells classic sci-fi invasion story War of Worlds tear through Boston and the rest of the modern world back in 2005, which feels like a lifetime ago. Now the BBC is giving the story a new adaptation in the form of a miniseries, but as the War of the Worlds trailer shows, this one throws the invasion back to Edwardian England, bringing the British people of the early 1900s face-to-face with technology the likes of which they’ve never seen before, truly a nightmare from another world. Watch the BBC War of the Worlds trailer below.

In classic British fashion, the leader of a town in which a strange object has landed from above insists that there’s nothing to be worried about. But tell that to Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall, and Robert Carlysle as they run from the massive mechanic tripods that will surely lay waste to plenty of those old buildings, never giving them a chance to age and become tourist attractions visited by countless double-decker buses.

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Peter Harness is behind this three-part miniseries adaptation of The War of the Worlds, which is directed by Craig Viveiros (Rillington Place, And Then There Were None, Silent Witness). At the very least, this gives us a much different take on the material than we’ve seen on screen...
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