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Four Weddings and a Funeral's Mike Newell directing Day of the Triffids

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Mike Newell has signed on to direct The Day of the Triffids.

The Four Weddings and a Funeral director has joined the latest adaptation of the John Wyndham science fiction classic, reports Deadline.

Day of the Triffids 1962 poster

Day of the Triffids 1962 poster


The story centres around a meteor shower which blinds the vast majority of humanity.

During the catastrophe, the strange predatory plants called the Triffids escape and begin to take over.

The book was adapted in 1962 and most recently as a television miniseries in 2009.

Newell directed Donnie Brasco, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and, most recently, Great Expectations.

Neil Cross wrote the Day of the Triffids script for Ghost House Pictures.

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