Friday, February 25, 2005

Gritty invasion faithful to original novel.

Rick Carter, the production designer for Spielbergs WOTWs has been telling Sci-Fi Wire that the film is to be extremely realistic in style. Also revealed, the New Jersey location is indeed a bit of a homage to the Orson Welles broadcast. Also speaking to Sci Fi Wire, Doug Chiang, the conceptual artist on the movie has been talking about his desire to keep faith with the orginal novel.

Japan sees a slightly diffrent invasion

The Japanese trailer for Spielbergs WOTWs seem to be a slightly different edit to those seen thus far in America.

Was it Martian Hackers?

Apparently hackers defaced the War Of The Worlds website for the new Spielberg movie.

Jeff Wayne War Of The Worlds sounds off again

SonyBMG Music Europe is to release War of the Worlds in SACD surround sound this summer. Full details here.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Dig that weed

Some images have surfaced taken by a local snapper on an outdoors set of the Speilberg movie. This is our first look at the red weed.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Spielberg reveals link to Orson Welles broadcast

A great on set visit report at Filmforce reveals that Spielberg actually owns one of the few surviving original scripts to Orson Welles 1938 War Of The Worlds broadcast! (He claims its the only one, though I am aware of one other earlier surviving draft.) Don't expect any great connection between his movie and the broadcast, but nice to know he is aware of the broadcast and it's part in the history of The WOTW.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Teaser Trailer

Having watched the new teaser trailer a few times now, I just can't shake the feeling that we are seeing too much of this sort of stuff? Don't get me wrong, the effects look great, but we've seen exploding buildings and flying gas tankers so many times now. Of course the trailer has to grab you by the scruff of the neck so perhaps there is some real substance to this movie. Come on Steven, give us something a bit different?

Plane crash set from WOTW

Some interesting pictures have surfaced of what is claimed to be a plane crash set from Spielbergs WOTWs.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

New trailer available tonight

The trailer to be aired during the Superbowl will be online here
I snuck a look unofficially a few days ago on another site (since removed) and it certainly packs a wollop, but the scenes of destruction (expect to see an express way getting ripped to shreds) have that oh so familar feel from previous effectfest movies. There has to be more than endless scenes of destruction.

Those Martians better be good.

Another tantilising image from the Spielberg WOW.