Ghost House Pictures has tappped Neil Cross (“Luther”) to write The Day of the Triffids, based on the sci-fi horror novel written by John Wyndam and the 1962 film, reports Variety. Still no word on if Sam Raimi will direct.
“A shower of meteorites produces a glow that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful sight, most people were watching, and as a consequence, 99% of the population go blind. In the original novel, this chaos results in the escape of some Triffids: experimental plants that are capable of moving themselves around and attacking people. In the 1962 film, however, the Triffids are not experimental plants. Instead they are space aliens whose spores have arrived in an earlier meteor shower.”
Cross currently has several feature scripts being produced by Guillermo Del Toro including the horror film Mama, staring Jessica Chastain, which is in post-production.
The film will be produced by Ghost House Pictures, The Mark Gordon Company, and Preger Entertainment, LLC.