We’ve been talking about a new version of the sci-fi classic The Day of the Triffids for some time now, and it finally sounds as if it’s gonna happen. At least we hope. We’ve been fond of the Triffids for a really long time now, and they’re definitely overdue for their due.
Deadline reports that Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Donnie Brasco, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Great Expectations) has been set to helm The Day of the Triffids, the adaptation of the classic sci-fi book by John Wyndham that was scripted by Neil Cross for Ghost House Pictures.
DC readers should certainly know the logline: After a comet shower blinds most of the world’s population, those with sight must battle alien plants, known as triffids, bent on destroying mankind.
The film’s being produced by Ghost House Pictures, Mark Gordon, Don Murphy, and Michael Preger; and Murphy’s Angry Films partner Susan Montford will be executive producer.
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