WAR OF THE WORLDS Release Date (Mania.com)

By:Frank Kurtz
Date: Monday, July 23, 2001
Source: Pendragon Pictures

Pendragon Pictures has pushed up the tentative release date of their developing big screen version of H.G. Wells' WAR OF THE WORLDS.

Pendragon Pictures announced that its production of WAR will premiere for general release on Halloween, October 31, 2002 instead of summer 2003, as originally planned. Director Timothy Hines explains, "As the details of our production became more refined, we realized we had it within our grasp to release by Halloween, which I really want to do as Halloween is the night Orson Welles broadcast his famous radio version of WAR OF THE WORLDS. I feel the approach to our production has a great deal in common with the approach Orson Welles took with the material, and we will make history on Halloween night, 2002."

While casting and star talent negotiations continue, newcomer Katie Tomlinson has alraedy been cast in an unspecified role as a principal character in the coming film.

Click on the image at the upper left to see some grisly conceptual artwork from the production.