The classic H.G. Wells story War of the Worlds has inspired numerous radio, television, and film adaptations. Now a new film adaptation – titled War of the Worlds: The Attack – is on the way. And, as you can see below, the trailer for the new War of the Worlds adaptation has been released online.
The film does appear to follow the core elements of the classic story while injecting some ideas of its own. The film’s director, Junaid Syed, stated the following as shared via Bloody-Disgusting:
“The idea was to create a modernized version of War of the Worlds while honoring and trying to stay as close to the original story as possible.”
Here’s the official trailer for War of the Worlds: The Attack:
The footage does tease an exciting take on the classic source material. Of course, this isn’t the biggest budget we’ve seen given to an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ classic novel. But it will certainly be a great time at the theater for any fans of the classic tale. Luckily the film will be released in select theaters as soon as the end of this April.
As for the plot of the upcoming sci-fi horror film:
“War of the Worlds: The Attack follows three young astronomers tracking a meteorite that crashes into earth who discover they are at the epicentre of a Martian invasion. A soldier helps the trio and they end up in London where they must find a way to save mankind.”
Junaid Syed directed the film. The cast includes Alhaji Fofana, Lara Lemon, Sam Gittins, and Leo Staar.
Fans will be able to see War of the Worlds: The Attack in select theaters on April 21, 2023. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional news as we have it. For now, fans can enjoy this trailer for the upcoming film.