Sci-Fi Storm

Mike Newell to direct The Day of the Triffids

by on Jan.24, 2014, under Television

Another classic sci-fi story looks to be getting a modern big-screen retelling…Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire director Mike Newell has signed on to direct a big-screen adaptation of the book by John Wyndham, about life after a strange meteor shower leaves most of the world’s population blind, and those that can still see dealing with a widespread infestation of mysterious aggressive and mobile plants called triffids.

The book has previously been turned into a film in 1962, a television serial, several radio adaptations, a comic series and most recently a BBC mini-series in 2009.


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