Mars Attacks! BBC Unveils 'War of the Worlds' Trailer

Space.com | 10/9/2019 | Scott Snowden
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The BBC is producing a brand new, three-part sci-fi mini-series, entitled “The War of the Worlds” based on the classic novel by H.G. Wells.

Whether it was hypnotic voice sound of Richard Burton's voice in Jeff Wayne's 1978 musical version, or that of Orson Welles in the famous radio broadcast in 1938, or Gene Barry and Ann Robinson fleeing from the Martian invaders in the 1953 film or even Tom Cruise in the 2005 movie adaptation, "The War of the Worlds" represents one of the most popular and most adapted works of contemporary science fiction.

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BBC One will air a new TV miniseries based on "The War of the Worlds" by legendary science fiction author H.G. Wells.

Now the BBC has released the first trailer for its new adaptation and it appears to closely follow Wells' original work.

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Unlike previous on-screen incarnations, like Steven Spielberg's 2005 adaptation that took a number of liberties with the original story, or the 1953 movie which focused on Los Angeles, this new BBC iteration hopes to stay true to the period and setting of the original novel as it's the first version to be set in the same location as the original novel.

The Martian tripods appear to have an updated look and feelin BBC One's miniseries, rather than a steampunk design described in the novel.

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"H.G. Wells' seminal novel has been adapted for the screen many times but it's always had a contemporary (and American) setting. This is the first version to be set in London and the Home Counties during the Edwardian period," Craig Viveiros, the director of this new series, said in a statement.

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