There have been multiple versions of War of the Worlds released over the years, but none were quite as effective as Orson Welles' 1938 radio play adapation – that one caused some real panic when people concluded that what they were hearing was real and not a staged production.
Hollywood’s take on the material has never had quite the same impact, but now a new indie adaptation shot in found-footage style is looking to bring the tale of alien invaders landing on Earth to a new generation.
War of the Worlds: The True Story looks to breathe new life into H.G. Wells’ tale by going the Blair Witch route and adding lots of “real” footage to the mix. Honestly, while it’s a decidedly low-budget production, we’d totally watch it based on the new teaser clip below.
The film’s debuting in a very limited number of theaters this weekend in hopes of qualifying for some Oscar nods (good luck with that…), but if you’re in L.A. and looking to see something different than the standard multiplex fare this weekend, you might want to give this a shot.
Learn more about War of the Worlds: The True Story by visiting the official website, then check out this lengthy synopsis for more details.
[via Topless Robot]