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Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern Join Cast of ‘War of the Worlds’

Prepare for battle with Martians as THR is reporting that Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern will lead the cast of War of the Worlds.

The eight-part series is described as follows:

In this new take on War Of The Worlds, when astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy, it is definitive proof of intelligent extra-terrestrial life. Earth’s population waits for further contact with baited breath, but does not have to wait long. Within days, mankind is all but wiped out, with just pockets of humanity are left in an eerily deserted world. As alien ships appear in the sky, the survivors ask a burning question — who are these attackers and why are they hell-bent on our destruction? read more

MTV Developing War of the Worlds Series

MTV is developing a War of the Worlds series that will be written by Teen Wolf scribe, Andrew Cochran. The series will be based on H.G. Wells’ classic tale of violet aliens coming to Earth to conquer our planet.

Throughout the years, War of the Worlds has been adapted many times into various mediums including television, radio, comic books and of course, movies. The most recent War of the Worlds movie was released in 2005 by Paramount Pictures. The film, which was directed by Steven Spielberg and starred Tom Cruise, went on to gain $591.7 million at the box office. read more