MTV has tapped Teen Wolf creator Jeff Davis and writer Andrew Cochran for a TV adaptation of H.G. Wells’ sci-fi classic The War of the Worlds, THR is reporting.
Published in 1897, the book is one of the earliest to explore the conflict between humans and extraterrestrials, as Earth is invaded by Martians. It has been adapted numerous times, perhaps most notably by Orson Welles with his infamous 1938 radio broadcast, and most recently by Steven Spielberg, with the 2005 feature film starring Tom Cruise.
The TV series is being produced by The Firm’s Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry, whose grandfather Gene Barry happened to star in the first feature film adaptation of the book in 1953.
The War of the Worlds marks the second post-Teen Wolf project for Davis, who is also developing an adaptation of the Swedish vampire novel Let the Right One In for TNT.