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Sam Raimi & Mandate Pictures To Remake '60s Sci-Fi Film 'Day Of The Triffids'

The Playlist By Simon Dang | The Playlist October 21, 2010 at 1:20AM

Sam Raimi, Mandate Pictures and producer Rob Tapert are set to team up under their Ghost House banner for a remake of the 1962 British sci-fi film "The Day Of The Triffids" with Raimi reportedly looking to direct it himself.
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Sam Raimi, Mandate Pictures and producer Rob Tapert are set to team up under their Ghost House banner for a remake of the 1962 British sci-fi film "The Day Of The Triffids" with Raimi reportedly looking to direct it himself.

The team have won a seven-figure bidding war for rights to the source material (John Wyndham's 1951 novel) and, in doing so, beats the likes of Warner Bros. who were bidding on behalf of "Harry Potter" director David Yates. 'Triffid' is set in a world where 99% of the human population has gone blind as a result of a meteorite shower, which has also unleashed an army of Triffids, plants who are capable of moving around and attacking humans.

Raimi is reportedly motivated by a fondness for the original film adaptation which was helmed by Steve Sekely and starred Howard Keel, Janette Scott and Kieron Moore respectively as a navy officer, a school girl and a scientist who must all battle for survival against the foreign creatures. The novel was also recently adapted for British television in a two-part series that featured big names like Dougray Scott, Joely Richardson, Eddie izzard, Brian Cox and Vanessa Redgrave.

Michael Preger, Angry Films' Don Murphy and Susan Montford and former Raimi collaborator Mark Gordon ("A Simple Plan") will produce the upcoming remake alongside Raimi and Tapert though there's no word of where this lies on Raimi's priorities. Next up, the director will be tackling the "Wizard Of Oz" prequel starring Robert Downey Jr. from a script by David Lindsay-Abaire ("Rabbit Hole") and also has a number of other projects percolating in the background.


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