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Spielberg & Cruise 'War of The Worlds'

From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 07:50:49 -0800
Fwd Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 13:04:35 -0500
Subject: Spielberg & Cruise 'War of The Worlds'

Source: WebIndia123.com - Kochi, India


March 18, 2004

Spielberg and Cruise team up for "The War of The Worlds"!

Washington--It couldn't get better than this. After enthralling
audiences with their 2002 offering, Speilberg and Cruise are
joining forces again to bring H.G. Wells' classic alien-invasion
epic, The War of the Worlds, to the big screen. "They are
working on the screenplay for it and they're trying to move it
along quickly," E-Online quoted Speilberg's publicist, Marvin
Levy as saying.

The project, a coproduction of Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner
Productions and DreamWorks, is yet another UFO tale by Speiberg.
According to the report, War of World's is a darker sci-fi film
like A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Minority Report and 2002's
Emmy-winning Sci Fi Channel miniseries, Taken, produced by

Shooting for the film is expected to start in the late 2005, as
soon as screenwriter David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Spider-Man)
completes a rewrite of Josh Friedman's first draft and Spielberg
and Cruise clear their calendars.

Wells' War of the Worlds novel was first published in 1898 but
achieved a whole new level of notoriety in American culture when
Orson Welles' Mercury Theater adapted it into a now-infamous
1938 live radio drama.

Since then, there have been numerous attempts made to resurrect
War of the Worlds on film, but all failed save a little-known TV
series in the late '80s, the report adds.

The War of the Worlds will be the first E.T.-themed encounter
for Cruise and his third starring role for Spielberg. If all
goes as planned, the movie will hit theaters most likely in
summer 2006.

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