Deadline is reporting Warner Bros. is set to remake Invasion of the Body Snatchers and has hired The Conjuring 2 writer David Leslie Johnson to pen the script. He will be joined by John Davis, producer of the Predator films, including the forthcoming The Predator, who will produce the new version.
The original film was based on the 1954 sci-fi novel The Body Snatchers written by Jack Finney. It followed a doctor in a small town who becomes convinced that the residents are being replaced by a race of aliens and attempts to uncover their invasion. Invasion of the Body Snatchers was released in 1956 and was directed by Don Siegel with Kevin McCarthy starring; it was remade for the first time in 1978 from Philip Kaufman and starred Donald Sutherland. Subsequent remakes
The source material is the 1955 novel The Body Snatchers, by Jack Finney – which began life as a serial published in Colliers Magazine in 1954. For those unfamiliar, the story sees alien seeds drift to Earth through space, and grow emotionally void clones of unsuspecting town residents while they sleep. The residents are then turned to dust, and the clones replace them in their community. The clones do not reproduce,
Warner Bros. alongside producer John Davis are about to embark on another remake, this time coming in the form of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
This latest outing will be the fourth time in which the story has been resurrected, the first being in 1958 which had Don Siegel at the helm and had tones of film noir, the remake came twenty years later in 1978, directed by Philip Kaufman and starred Donald Sutherland, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy and Brooke Adams and was considered to be one of the greatest film remakes. The most recent, entitled The Invasion, came in 2007 and starred Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig was a complete box office disaster.
Based on Jack Finney’s 1954 sci-fi novel, The story takes place in a small town invaded by aliens who plant pods that eventually open to become humans, a copy of those who lived in the town.
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers remake a go at Warner Bros. Pictures
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The new version is the first time the work has been adapted for the screen since the 1978 version with Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams and Kevin McCarthy. Before that was the 1956 American science fiction horror film produced by Walter Wanger and directed by Don Siegel. Here’s a little more about the story from the original novel’s synopsis.
On a quiet fall evening in the small, peaceful town of Mill Valley, California, Dr.
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The Conjuring 2 writer David Leslie Johnson will write the latest Body Snatchers remake...
Body snatchers are evergreen. A(nother) remake of the science fiction staple Invasion Of The Body Snatchers is in development at Warner Bros., according to The Hollywood Reporter.
After the idea of a silent alien invasion that threatens to turn the world’s population into a horde of replicant drones was published by Jack Finney as a magazine series called The Body Snatchers, direct adaptations and countless other films and TV shows have made Finney’s concept a specific sci-fi genre. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956), which stuck closely to Finney’s source material, and a 1978 remake starring Donald Sutherland, are considered horror classics, so it’s no wonder Warner Bros. is looking to return to the well.
David Leslie Johnson will pen the script for the new Snatchers. Johnson has had success
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“The Conjuring 2” screenwriter David Leslie Johnson has been tapped to write the script.
The original 1956 movie is based on Jack Finney’s 1954 novel “The Body Snatchers” in which the small California town of Mill Valley is invaded by aliens plant pods, which replicate humans as they sleep. The resulting replicants have no emotion.
The movie, set in the fictional California town of Santa Mira and shot in less than three weeks in black and white in Sierra Madre, Glendale, Chatsworth and Los Felix, ended with the aliens taking over. It was produced by Walter Wanger, directed by Don Siegel and starred Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter.
“Invasion of the Body Snatchers” grossed $3 million in its initial release and grew in critical stature to the point that it was selected in 1994 for
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The book was first adapted into a movie in 1956, but the 1978 version—starring Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams—was a big hit, and it introduced the now-iconic concept of the pod people letting out a scream when they discover humans. The most recent remake, The Invasion, came in 2007 ...
Based on the 1954 novel “The Body Snatchers” from Jack Finney, “Invasion” has been adapted for the big screen repeatedly, first with Don Siegel’s original hit, which was later followed by Philip Kaufman’s lauded 1978 remake (also a hit) and Abel Ferrera’s 1993 “Body Snatchers.”
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Blu-ray.com reports that Body Snatchers (1993) will be released on Blu-ray with a brand new remaster by Warner Archive. According to Amazon, the Blu-ray will come out on October 18th. Below, we have a look at the cover art, official synopsis, and list of special features.
From Blu-ray.com: "Synopsis: Don't sleep. Don't ever sleep. That's when it happens. That's when tentacles leave the alien pod and enter your ears and nostrils. Soon you're not you anymore. You've been taken over, a victim of Body Snatchers.
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