Television & Film



MTV may be Teen Wolf‘d out, but they’re keeping the creative team of Jeff Davis and Andrew Cochran for a new adaptation of War of the Worlds, the science fiction classic by H.G. Wells.

The reboot comes from Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry at The Firm. Barry’s grandfather, Gene Barry, starred in George Pal’s classic first film adaptation in 1953. Other adaptations have included Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre on the air with their legendary radio version, as well as a film starring Tom Cruise (which may be getting a sequel) and produced by Steven Spielberg, plus a television series that ran in syndication from 1988 to 1990.

Davis is also working on a television version of the Swedish vampire novel Let the Right One In, which is set up as a pilot at TNT. If War goes to series, it will be just one more reboot on the horizon, joining Scream (which just got a third season) and The Shanarra Chronicles in the “adapted works” category for the network.



Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

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