The adaptation will be written by former Teen Wolf writer Andrew Cochran and while Teen Wolf’s creator/executive producer Jeff Davis will serve as executive producer on The War Of The Worlds alongside Josh Barry and Jeff Kwatinetz of production company The Firm. Davis is also currently working on TNT’s TV series version of Let The Right One In.
Josh Barry’s grandfather, Gene Barry, was the star of the 1953 Hollywood film version of War Of The Worlds, directed by Byron Haskin.
Wells’s novel was published in 1898 and has inspired many adaptations, including Orson Welles’s infamous 1938 radio version which infamously was supposed to have caused widespread panic when some listeners thought that the drama was a real news report and an invasion by aliens was actually happening (although there seems to be some element of urban myth to this). It also inspired the concept album by Jeff Wayne (“Ooooooooooooooooo-Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!”), a Spielberg film in 2005 (above) and a two-series TV show in 1988-90.