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Thread #164760   Message #3946579
Posted By: keberoxu
27-Aug-18 - 04:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: War of the Worlds film by the BBC (2018)
Subject: BS: War of the Worlds film by the BBC (2018)
Mudcatter Little Hawk has gone on the record a number of times,
asking for a film of H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds
that is true to the original novel.

If the BBC is to be believed,
Little Hawk's prayers are being answered as we speak.

The upcoming BBC miniseries (three parts) version of War of the Worlds
already has its own little Wikipedia entry.
What that entry does not spell out,
and it has been announced in numerous press dispatches,
is that the distinguishing feature of the BBC miniseries
will be its adherence to the historical era of Wells' novel;
the story will take place in Edwardian England.

Here's another report: New Statesman, July 2018

It may be the end of this calendar year
by the time the show will air on television.