Spielberg & Cruise To Make 'War Of The Worlds'[Wednesday, March 17th, 2004]
Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise are bringing The War of the Worlds to the bigscreen, according to Variety, with Cruise expected to star.
David Koepp will rewrite the first-draft script based on 'War', the classic H.G. Wells alien-invasion novel.
The book became permanently etched in American culture when Orson Welles' Mercury Theater performed the story on radio in 1938 and ignited a nationwide panic when listeners didn't realize it was fiction.
Depending on how quickly a script is finalized, the sci-fi epic could start in late 2005.
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