Wednesday, June 08, 2005

War of the Worlds

No, not the horrendous looking Spielberg flick but a new CGI version based on the original book.

I know what you're thinking, yet another hack is trying to peddle one of the most peddled sci-fi stories of all time without even the slightest inkling of knowledge or talent.

Well this ain't no ordinary peddler.

When Jeff Wayne released his 1978 musical it instantly became a classic that still draws a huge following. A couple of months back, while wandering around a Sci-Fi fair in Milton Keynes (well I suppose the place has something going for it!), I stumbled across a stall with some tremendous War of the Worlds artwork. Turns out, that in late 2004 Jeff Wayne commissioned some CGI test sequences for a possible feature length movie. He has since released this news story confirming that his own movie version will finally see the light of day in 2007/8.

a martian fighting machine

Of course the jury is still out on whether Wayne can transfer both the vision of the book and his own musical onto the big screen, but I live in hope.

The test footage can be seen here.

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