War of the Worlds Remake on the Fast Track
Abrams, who makes his feature-film directorial debut, replaces Joe Carnahan, who quit over "creative differences."
War of the Worlds has been put on a very fast track, with only 10 weeks of preproduction. DreamWorks and Paramount are co-financing the movie. The trade paper says that the budget for the film could exceed $100 million.
War of the Worlds, a contemporary adaptation of Wells' classic Mars invasion novel, will have to be rushed to make its November start date and a 2005 release. David Koepp wrote the script; Kathleen Kennedy and Paula Wagner will produce, the trade paper reported.
Contributing Source: Scifi-Wire