The makers of Poldark are working on a major new TV adaptation of The War Of The Worlds.
Mammoth Screen’s project is reportedly set to coincide with the expiration of the copyright on HG Wells’ novel in December 2016.
Set in the Surrey town of Dorking when it becomes invaded by Martians, Wells’ science fiction novel was originally published in 1897.
Peter Harness also adapted Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell for BBC One earlier this year.
Mammoth managing director Damien Timmer told Broadcast: “The aftershock of The War Of The Worlds can still be felt in popular culture today. The story of a Martian invasion as experienced in Victorian Surrey is a masterpiece. We want this new adaptation to reaffirm H G Wells’ position as one of this country’s most important writers.”
It is hoped that the series will begin filming in early 2017.
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