War Of The Worlds: modern day version will film in UK, France and Belgium

Fox Networks Europe & Africa are working with Canal+ to bring another version of War Of The Worlds to the small screen. Not to be confused with the BBC’s period piece, Fox’s spin of H.G. Wells’ classic sci-fi story will be set in the modern day. We’ve also learned that it will film around Europe.

Trusted industry website The Knowledge Online reports that Fox and Canal+’s version of War Of The Worlds will begin filming this week, with the shoot set to span the UK, France and Belgium.

The original book was set around the Woking area, in Surrey, but there’s no word in this report to suggest the production is going there specifically. It does mention Cardiff, Newport, London and Bristol, though.

Howard Overman of Misfits fame is running the show with Greg Kinnear set to star. Production is being handled by Urban Myth Films, who previously worked on Crazyhead. Urban Myth Films is also working on a Martin Freeman series entitled A Confession at the moment.

This modern day War Of The Worlds TV show will consist of eight 60-minute episodes, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as this series develops. Here’s hoping that Woking can at least get a mention.