Another War of the Worlds Movie Being Made?

Claiming to be "The first authentic movie adaptation of the 1898 H.G. Wells Classic Novel", Pendragon Pictures will be bring to you their version of "War of the Worlds" on March 30, 2005.  I'm sorry, but Spielberg's version is getting all "my" attention, but this one has raised an eyebrow.

Here's what Pendragon Pictures has to say about the film:

The War of the Worlds has been a labor of love for the principals at Pendragon. "We haven't rushed anything," beams producer Susan Goforth. "Every period detail has been painstakingly and carefully researched over the last three years as we developed the project," Co-producer John Gallo adds, "Timothy wanted everything to be right, as the fans' expectations are enormous.

Like Peter Jackson with The Lord of the Rings, Timothy is a deep fan of The War of the Worlds. He's been planning to make the movie for decades. The research was grueling and information was sometimes extremely difficult to obtain, such as finding the right class of ship the Thunderchild would have been. But it was worth it. In the end, Tim's vision proved to be right. The movie is detail perfect.

In response to fans' concerns about the polish and punch of the special effects, Hines is quick to comment, "We have the best and brightest talent in the FX department. The War of the Worlds is such a known entity that we didn't have to seek them out. They came to us with enthusiasm and a deep desire to be involved. Budget and fees has not been a concern to these people. They are fans, like myself, and are creating this picture with love and integrity. Our effects will be state-of-the-art. We are utilizing both CGI and miniatures as well as many full-scale mechanical effects that were already shot out on set. 

We have point-by-point recreated the book for the screen. Our production of The War of the Worlds is set at the turn-of-the-century. We're almost a back story to their version, sort of like a prequel."

You can view the trailer for the film here

Source: Arrow in the Head

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