BBC are filming War of the Worlds for Christmas viewing 2018

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At long last someone is making a proper Edwardian period movie of War of the Worlds set in England as per the original book as written by N G Wells. Hopefully it will be far better than all the very distorted Americanized versions that have been made for cinema and TV over the years.

i was excited when I learnt that Spielberg was going to make WotS but disappointed to find it so distorted from the originall and Americanised. Also having read Jurassic Park about 2 years before the movie was released was also disappointed at Spielberg's distortion of Michael Crichchton*s book. If it had been made as per the book the film would have had an 18 rating, but I guess it was toned down for a more general audience, not to mention all the marketing spin off stuff.
 

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Noel,
I couldn't agree more. I still have my beautifully illustrated copy of Classics Illustrated Comics production of War of the Worlds. Do you know when it is due to release and will it be available on BBC America?
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Rick, Sorry to take so long to reply. Not been on this forum for some time. I am afraid I do not have any idea about when it may be released on BBC America unfortunately. It has been advertised for pre Christmas release in the UK as a 3 part series on our BBC. My guess is that you will get it soon after unless dually released on both sides of the pond. Maybe BBC America has a website to go to for future release dates?
Am a fan of authors of a certain era such as H G Wells, Jules Verne and Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novels.
 
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Noel,
I read most all of them years ago...sorry to say they don't make authors like that anymore.
Thanks for the tip about the website,will check it out.
Cheers, Rick
 

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Rick. War of the Worlds for the BBC was being shot in Liverpool. If you have been watching the Poldark series Eleanor Thomlinson who plays Poldark's wife is playing one of the lead parts in it. There is a snippet of what to expect on the internet to look up with a picture and some info about the cast.
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Guys Not sure if War of the Worlds is going out on the BBC before Christmas after all. They have not been advertising it lately, so I guess that it will be sometime in 2019.
 

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Saw a recent clip on the Beeb showing one of the tripods in amongst others about forthcoming drama, but no date given as yet.
 

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Thanks for the update Noel.
Cheers, Rick H.
 

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No date for it yet although they have shown the tripod clip again amongst other ads for forthcoming dramas.
 

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Does anybody remember that really awful BBC seires called Tripods from the 1980s/90's. based on the book but it was dreadful.

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