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Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures remaking Day of the Triffids

02.29.2012by: Eric Walkuski
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Ghost House Pictures announced today that Neil Cross (“Luther”, Guillermo del Toro's MAMA) will write THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS, based on the classic sci-fi horror novel written by John Wyndam and the 1962 film Invasion of the Triffids. The film will be produced by Ghost House Pictures, The Mark Gordon Company, and Preger Entertainment, LLC.

Mark Gordon, Michael Preger and Don Murphy are partnering with Ghost House principals Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert to produce. Ghost House principals Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake will executive produce alongside Susan Montford. J.R. Young and Audrey Chon will oversee the project for Ghost House. Drew Simon will supervise the project for The Mark Gordon Company.

Neil Cross created and wrote the highly acclaimed television show “Luther,” which will air its third season on BBC. He was recently named one of Variety's 10 Screenwriters to Watch for 2012. Cross currently has several feature scripts being produced by Guillermo Del Toro including the horror film MAMA, staring Jessica Chastain, which is in post-production; and an actioner called MIDNIGHT DELIVERY which is on the fast track. Del Toro also enlisted Cross for a polish on his upcoming giant-budget monster movie PACIFIC RIM.

The plot of Wyndam's novel: Bill Masen, bandages over his wounded eyes, misses the most spectacular meteorite shower England has ever seen. Removing his bandages the next morning, he finds masses of sightless people wandering the city. He soon meets Josella, another lucky person who has retained her sight, and together they leave the city, aware that the safe, familiar world they knew a mere twenty-four hours before is gone forever.

But to survive in this post-apocalyptic world, one must survive the Triffids, strange plants that years before began appearing all over the world. The Triffids can grow to over seven feet tall, pull their roots from the ground to walk, and kill a man with one quick lash of their poisonous stingers. With society in shambles, they are now poised to prey on humankind. Wyndham chillingly anticipates bio-warfare and mass destruction, fifty years before their realization, in this prescient account of Cold War paranoia.

It will be no easy feat creating a movie about killer plants that attack blind people; could end up provoking more laughs than shocks... But there's the challenge for Cross, Raimi and co.

Extra Tidbit: BBC made a DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS mini-series a few years ago, starring Joely Richardson (pictured above).

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1:37AM on 05/15/2013

Day of the Triffids....

wow ...what do I know? this was first made in 1962 (seen that) then again in '81 then again as a TV mini-series in 2009 (which, according to the reviews on IMDB was very horrible)
again, no justice... Ghost House can do this... I have 100% faith in the Ghost House guys...
wow ...what do I know? this was first made in 1962 (seen that) then again in '81 then again as a TV mini-series in 2009 (which, according to the reviews on IMDB was very horrible)
again, no justice... Ghost House can do this... I have 100% faith in the Ghost House guys...
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6:04AM on 03/01/2012
I hope this doesn't turn out like The Happening, but this has a great novel to go on. It also has some great people working on it.
I hope this doesn't turn out like The Happening, but this has a great novel to go on. It also has some great people working on it.
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