Sunday, 29 September 2019

Trailer for the BBC's WAR OF THE WORLDS released

The BBC has unveiled its trailer for its forthcoming mini-series based on H.G. Wells' novel The War of the Worlds.

Unlike most adaptations, such as the classic 1953 film and the 2005 Tom Cruise vehicle, this new series hews much closer to Wells' novel and is set in the same time period as the book. Apart from the little-known (and terrible) Pendragon Pictures film (also released in 2005), very few adaptations have actually tried to adapt the book in the particulars of plot and setting, so it will be interesting to see how this attempt fares. Certainly the trailer looks impressive and the cast, including Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting) and Rafe Spall (Hot Fuzz), is promising.

The mini-series is set to air in the UK this autumn.

1 comment:

Levi Standaert said...

"Rafe Spall (Hot fuzz)", Okay sure, he's in Hot Fuzz and Hot Fuzz is awesome, but he's miles better and way more memorable in the brilliant The Ritual.
I'm sorry Adam, I'm being a dick, I know. But I just wanted to remind you that the movie exists.