Movie News: Hollywood 'Comet' To Remaking THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS

Written by Kris Heys Thursday, 01 March 2012

Movie News

Sam Raimi’s Ghost House pictures are moving forward with a new adaptation of the John Wyndham’s 1951 sci-fi novel The Day of the Triffids

Neil Cross, creator of the Beeb's Idris Elba starrer Luther, has been hired to pen the new take, which will mark the fourth time the tale of psychotic shrubbery has been made for the screen following on from the 1962 film, the fondly remembered 1981 BBC serial and their 2009 two-part re-telling.

Is this Triffid news to you, or should Hollywood leaf it well alone?

Either way we’ll be keeping a close eye on this one…

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0 #4 Robin Pierce 2012-03-04 16:38
My son bought me the pretty damn rare DVD of the 1963 version fior my birthday recently - good times. I'd actually love to see a remake. (It's not often I say that)
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0 #3 Paul Mount 2012-03-01 22:01
Ha,same here. Loads of really bad stuff in the 2009 version but I still loved it and people still ask me when the continuation series is going to start!
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+1 #2 J. R. Southall 2012-03-01 20:14
I can only echo Mr Mount. Even if it's a load of old rubbish, it'll almost certainly still be great. You really can't mess up a classic like Day of the Triffids, even if you try really hard, and the 2009 version seemed to try REALLY hard, and I STILL ended up loving every awful minute! So bring it on!
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0 #1 Paul Mount 2012-03-01 19:04
More triffids! Great news, always been my favourite book and I've enjoyed all the screen versions so far, even the cheesy 1960s flick. It's really just about the ultimate post-apocalypse story, hugely unfluential on anyone who's ever written end-of-the-world fiction since (including me) and I just hope they don't compromise the very British feel of the original.
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