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Raven

The War of the Worlds - TV Adaptation on the Way

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I watched Spielberg's version in the cinema and really enjoyed the film in my teens, even today I think it's a good film.

 

Get out!

 

(Only joking, but I'm not a fan of this version at all - except for the sound the non-Martians make.  It was as much of a remake of the 50's film as it was an adaptation of the book.  If you've not read the book, do so, it is so much better than anything Hollywood have knocked out under the same name - although I do actually like the 50's version).

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If you've not read the book, do so, it is so much better than anything Hollywood have knocked out under the same name - although I do actually like the 50's version).

Yes!  Read the book and you will probably change your mind.  The radio version from 1938 is good too.

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I would like to see a version that is faithful to the book. Thanks for the heads up raven!

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I also hope it's faithful to the book - I love the book (and Jeff Wayne's musical version).   Thanks for the heads-up.  :)

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I've been waiting for this for a number of years now, I'm just slightly disappointed that it is not for the BBC, because I still think that they do the period stuff better.

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Exciting news, from what I've seen of BBC shows they usually make good stuff :).

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Let's hope it's better than the abysmal version of Day of The Triffids which they did a few years ago.

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It's a period piece by the same people who did Strange and Norrell, I'll be very disappointed if this is another Triffids. 

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Looks like this is finally going to air this autumn now.

 

From what I've read this had been due to screen last Christmas, but it wasn't ready in time.  It got bumped to the spring schedule and then disappeared, but more information about it is surfacing now, along with some show footage.  

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