Thursday, March 15, 2012

"Luther" creator to remake "Day of the Triffids"

Wellington-based writer, Edgar winner and twice Ngaio Marsh Award finalist Neil Cross, best known to crime fiction fans for creating and writing the Emmy Award-winning TV series "Luther", and his series of grim, unsettling thrillers (eg ALWAYS THE SUN, BURIAL, CAPTURED), has now been signed up to write a big screen adaptation of classic sci-fi horror novel THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS.

In recent times Cross has been working more and more for the screen, writing television movies and Hollywood film scripts for the likes of Guillermo del Toro, in addition to his work on the next series of "Luther". All from his Wellington home base.

Cross will be writing the screenplay for a group of producers that includes the iconic Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert of Ghost House productions, and Mark Gordon.

THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS, a 1951 novel by John Wyndham, has previously been made into a film in 1962.

You can read more in a Hollywood Reporter story here.

1 comment:

  1. Kiwicraig,

    This sounds interesting. Thanks for the information. I would like to see the two versions back-to-back.