BBC to Remake The Day of the Triffids: Plants Gone Wild!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 28, 2008 in Cinema, Television |

The Day of the Triffids

The BBC has announced that it will remake two new films based upon the the 1951 science fiction novel The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham. The best known adapatdation of the novel is the 1962 film directed by Steve Sekely, although the title is an old BBC favorite having inspired radio plays in 1953, 1957, 1968 and a TV series in 1981. The new version will be set in the year 2011 in a post-peak oil setting where mankind has turned to the biofuel Triffid to solve the world’s energy problems — and everything goes wrong when the plant creatures grow hungry for human flesh. You see I always knew that biofuels aren’t the way to go…

Here’s the opening from the 1962 film (which was released in 1963):

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