Those of us with access to the BBC will get a chance to see a new remake of H.G. Wells’ seminal sci-fi classic War of the Worlds. Most Americans will remember the 2005 remake starring Tom Cruise, but this version from the BBC looks much different. Most impressive, the intimidating and towering tripods that lay waste to the UK!
Have a look at the terrifying tripods below, and give the video from one of our favorite UK film critics/academics Mr. H for a deeper look at what’s in store. According to Express, the series began filming in April 2018 and wrapped up some time last year. War of the Worlds will have three episodes, though it is not yet known whether these will air weekly or over three nights. The site also reveals:
Unlike previous adaptations like the 2005 Steven Spielberg film and the infamous 1938 radio version by Orson Welles, the BBC version of War of the Worlds will be set in the Victorian era of the novel. Leading the BBC drama is Eleanor Tomlinson and Rafe Spall as a couple called George and Amy. Supporting characters include Sherlock’s Rupert Graves, who will be playing George’s brother Frederick.