I’m on vacation this week, so I’m sharing five movies or properties that I would actually support seeing rebooted/prequeled/sequeled/remixed. Finally, War of the Worlds.
War of the Worlds is one of my favorite sci fi stories. I’ve never read the original HG Wells version, but I’ve heard the Orson Wells radio play a bajillion times. Every year around Halloween time when NPR’s Big Broadcast replays The War of the Worlds, I’m glued to my radio.
Every few years, it gets redone as a movie or television series or something. The Spielberg version was okay, although I thought Dakota Fanning really carried that movie. But I enjoyed it as I’ve enjoyed every incarnation of the story.
I think it would be really interesting to twist it a little. Maybe you could set in the past with an invading force of foreigners attempting to take control of an indigenous population. Or maybe you could set it in space with us humans being the invading force. I think District 9 had some elements of War of the Worlds that I found really appealing. But it’s such a good story that really holds up over time. And I think there’s enough room in there for some really interesting interpretations.
So that does it for Remix Week. Hope you enjoyed it. What movies or other properties out there would you remix if you had the opportunity?