H.G. Wells War of the Worlds is one of the greatest and most well known stories ever written. It has been adapted many times through various movies and television series most notably Steven Spielberg’s The War of the Worlds (2005). Well, it looks like the BBC will now be taking hold of the latest adaptation and is raising the stakes.
The War of the Worlds (2019) based on the 1897 book of the same name by H.G. Wells is about a meteor that lands on the Earth and turns into an alien vehicle that destroys everything in its path. The major difference in this adaptation is that it takes place closer to the original source material in the 1890’s. As well as this will be the first time the attack will be taking place in England.
The trailer shows us everything that we want from a War of the Worlds adaptation which includes a huge robot destroying everything while humanity fights back with guns, which to no avail does nothing. The CGI of the martians looks amazing so you can tell that money was put into this version. So expect some good deaths, explosions and realistic aliens!
The official plot is as follows:
In London during the Edwardian era, George and Amy’s attempt to start a life together is interrupted by a Martian invasion of Earth.
The War of the Worlds airs on BBC One later this autumn.
The three episode series was directed Craig Viveiros (And Then There Were None) and was adapted by Peter Harness (Wallanders). It stars Rafe Spall (The Big Short), Eleanor Tomlinson (The Illusionist), Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting) and Rupert Graves (V for Vendetta). It is produced by Betsan Morris Evans (NW).
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