Army of Plant-ness

From the ever-dependable Deadline comes news that producer/distributor Mandate Pictures, in league with Sam Raimi, has won an auction for the rights to a new Hollywood adaptation of John Wyndham’s literary classic The Day of the Triffids. Apparently beating out a number of other high-profile bidders, the new film is set to be directed by Raimi himself. Though the novel has been adapted once for film, twice for television and too many times to count for radio, the chance to see Raimi go all-out on some old-school British sci-fi remains tantalising.

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