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WATCH: Finally! A trailer arrives for BBC’s The War of the Worlds

September 29th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Finally! We have a trailer for the BBC adaptation of HG Wells’ timeless classic The War of the Worlds.

The trailer finally gives us a look at the original alien invasion story which was originally supposed to arrive a year ago – I’m guessing the extensive visual effects took a biggest toll and cost than expected – and honestly, it looks like it was well worth the wait.

Finally we get a victorian telling of the tale which is usually adapted in a modern/current setting, but this one looks like a real adaptation of Wells’ book and I’ve been waiting a long time to see this done right, being a big fan of the book and an even bigger fan of Jeff Wayne’s musical version.

In the trailer we see the first meteors holding the Martians arrive in Edwardian England, as seen through the eyes of young couple George and Amy (Rafe Spall and Eleanor Tomlinson) and the scientist/expert Ogilvy (Robert Carlyle).

And, for the record, the war machines look terrifying and beautiful.

This is essential when it arrives this autumn/fall.

This is the original alien invasion story. Staring Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall and Robert Caryle, this tense and thrilling drama follows a young couple’s race for survival against escalating terror of an alien enemy beyond their comprehension.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….