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Day of the Triffids Movie Update: Mike Newell to Direct

Image635261900509773616It has been announced that Mike Newell has been selected to direct “The Day of the Triffids”. The movie is an adaptation of the classic sci-fi book by John Wyndham.

The Day of the Triffids is a 1951 post-apocalyptic novel about a plague of blindness which befalls the entire world, allowing the rise of an aggressive species of plant. It was written by the English science fiction author John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris, under the pen name John Wyndham. Script is by Neil Cross for Ghost House Pictures

The film’s being produced by Ghost House, Mark Gordon, Don Murphy, and Michael Preger, and Murphy’s Angry Films partner Susan Montford will be executive producer.


The story has been made into the 1962 feature film of the same name, three radio drama series in 1957, 1968 and 2008, and two TV series in 1981 and 2009. In 2003 the novel was listed on the BBC's survey The Big Read.


 

 

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