This is a literary work whose core ideas have been plagiarized over the years in films such as
Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) September 23, 2010
Development is under way for Producers Michael Preger (“Village of The Damned”) and Don Murphy (“Transformers”, “Real Steal”, “Splice”) on a remake and “reimagining” of John Wyndham’s Internationally Best Selling Sci-Fi Classic novel “Day Of The Triffids”.
“Day Of The Triffids” is Wyndham’s most celebrated novel and the crowning jewel in a body of work that established him as one of the founding fathers of contemporary Sci-Fi literature. First published in 1951 and still in print today, it is regarded as the Original Sci-Fi Apocalyptic Fantasy. The story spans an epic tale of mankind’s self-inflicted annihilation in the wake of an unprecedented cosmic event causing global blindness. That event, compounded with the legacy of his scientific meddling in genetic engineering led to a reversal in the hierarchy of nature, toppling mankind’s place atop the world’s food chain.
“Several screen adaptations of Wyndham’s novel have been produced over the decades. Previous filmmakers were limited by film technologies of the past, cinematically failing to convey the horrific experience so imaginatively described in the pages of his work. We are confident that with the new technological advances in 3D production, we have the tools with which to create Wyndham’s iconic vision of Armageddon,” comments Preger.
Murphy adds, "This is a literary work whose core ideas have been plagiarized over the years in films such as “28 Days Later” and “The Walking Dead”, and yet this original classic has still to be successfully envisioned on the screen. It is a story that strikes at the heart of what it means to be human -- and does so in an intensely cinematic way. Michael and I both recognize in this work the potential to develop an important Sci-Fi motion picture franchise.”
Preger Entertainment first acquired motion picture Rights to the novel in 1991. Murphy and Preger have been exploring a project based on the Wyndham book for well over a decade, but recent breakthroughs in new 3D convinced Producers the time had finally arrived to move forward.