[Movies] Mike Newell Signs on to Direct The Day of the Triffids Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 01.23.2014
Based on the sci-fi horror novel…
Deadline reports that director Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) has signed on to direct The Day of the Triffids for Ghost House Pictures. The book was previously adapted as the 1962 film Invasion of the Triffids.
The script was written by Neil Cross (Pacific Rim). The story follows an invasion of the Earth by extraterrestrial plants who start their attack by blinding Earth's humans.
Mark Gordon, Michael Preger, and Don Murphy are teaming up with Ghost House principals Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert to produce the project. Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake of Ghost House will executive produce the project with Susan Montford, J.R. Young, and Audrey Chon overseeing the project. Drew Simon will oversee the project for The Mark Gordon Company.