Don Murphy and Michael Preger are set to produce a new 3D film adaptation of John Wyndham’s iconic 1951 sci-fi novel “The Day of the Triffids” says Variety.
Triffids are an intelligent and aggressive plant species with a whip-like venomous sting, a plant that mankind is cultivating for its oils. When a global meteor shower renders most of humanity blind, civilisation collapses and those few who can still see attempt to establish a colony in the countryside.
The story was previously adapted on film in 1962 and for British television in 1981. Preger also produced a 2009 British TV mini-series version of ‘Triffids’ which starred Dougray Scott, Eddie Izzard and Vanessa Redgrave.
All three previous adaptations were limited by technology to make the plants convincingly threatening and thus convey the true dark horror and suspense elements of the novel. The pair however are “confident that with the new technological advances in 3D production, we have the tools with which to create Wyndham’s iconic vision of Armageddon” says Preger.