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War of the Worlds on fasttrack with Spielberg, Cruise

by on Aug.12, 2004, under Movies

Dreamworks and Paramount in a co-financing deal have fasttracked a remake of H.G. Wells classic War of the Worlds, set to have Steven Spielberg direct and star Tom Cruise. The contemporary adaptation is scheduled to start production in November for a 2005 release date, and the budget could exceed $100 million. This puts Cruise’s Mission Impossible 3 on a backburner, after J.J. Abrams (Alias) was brought in to replace Joe Carnahan as director.

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