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War of the Worlds

H G Wells

War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds, H.G Wells’ 1897 science fiction classic is to enjoy a revival with an all new television adaptation which will commence production in December 2016.

Coinciding with the expiry of copyright on the novel, ITV have commissioned a brand new miniseries to be written by the one of the writers of Doctor Who and Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. It has been suggested that this adaptation will portray more elements of the original novel and will see the action unfolding in its original time period, with authentic details such as the original location of Woking in Surrey being a prevalent feature.

This last detail will be particularly interesting to Wells’ aficionados as Woking is the hometown of the author and features a statue of an alien and a Wells conference centre in honour of his achievements and his science fiction classic.

This revival is proof that Wells’ novel is a true classic which science fiction fans are still enjoying 119 years after its publication.

In the meantime, why not check out the trailer for the 2005 War of the Worlds movie directed by Stephen Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise?