One of the most influential novels in my personal development as both a writer and an obsessive SF/horror geek was H.G. Wells’ alien invasion classic War of the Worlds (1898) — a novel that created the template for such things. There have been several attempts to re-create it in various audio-visual formats, of course — the most famous being the radio drama by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater on the Air, which was broadcast on 30 October 1938 and,,, READ MORE
War of the Worlds: The True Story Gives It Another Go
AUGUST 14, 2011 By dougevil DREAD CENTRAL
It's true, I have a soft spot in my heart for War of the Worlds, everything about it. I fell in love with the original Orson Wells radio broadcast when my father introduced it to me as a kid. The 1953 movie, the book (of course)...READ MORE
War of the Worlds Mock Documentary on the Way
MARCH 10, 2010 By Matt Kapko ANIMATION WORLD NETWORK News
Seattle, WA – A new live-action movie based on H.G. Wells’ seminal science fiction alien invasion novel, The War of the Worlds, is in post production, it was announced today by Pendragon Pictures. The new movie, titled War of the Worlds – The True Story...READ MORE.
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War of The Worlds Movie People Call Do-Over
MARCH 24, 2010 Joe Crowe REVOLUTION SCIENCE FICTION
In 2005, director Timothy Hines did a War of the Worlds movie, the same year that Tom Cruise also did a War of the Worlds movie. He said he didn't like it, now he says he's calling a do-over...It will look like a documentary, interviewing a survivor of the invasion, and showing archive footage. Producer Susan Goforth said in a press release, "People know there was no real Martian invasion a hundred years ago, right? So laying it out as if it were actual history is a lot of fun. And it hasn’t been done this way since that original Orson Welles broadcast." READ MORE.
War of the Worlds The True Story
Pendragon Pictures have launched their movie tour for the U.S. and Canada 2012 for War of the Worlds The True Story, a sci-fi/horror mock-documentary adaptation of H.G. Wells’ alien invasion memoirs.
JULY 13 2011 by Jessica Martin SCI-FI MAGAZINE SCI-FI CROWSNEST
The new movie was created as a faux documentary, similar to the 1938 Orson Welles CBS radio broadcast that terrified America, blurring the line between reality and fiction.
In this piece, a 1965 film crew captured the memories of the last living survivor of the war between Earth and Mars that took place c1900. The filmed memoirs, discovered in a vault in 2006, were found with hours of previously unknown footage of the alien/Earth apocalypse, the actual Martian invaders and their terrifying machines of war. This is the motion picture presentation of that eyewitness account. READ MORE
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"War of the Worlds - The True Story" – A 15 Year Journey to Theaters in June
MAY 19, 2012 Seattle, WA (PRWEB)
Pendragon Pictures announces the US theatrical release of "War of the Worlds - The True Story" in limited engagement showings in theaters beginning June 14 in Seattle at Landmark Theatres’ Harvard Exit, June 22 in Bellingham, Washington at The Mount Baker Theatre, and June 21-24 in Portland Oregon at the Cinema 21 and The Hollywood Theatre. Pendragon plans to release the sci-fi monster horror movie in California, Arizona and New Mexico beginning in July. READ MORE
War of the Worlds A True Story Premieres June 14
MAY 21, 2012 By Jennifer Wolfe ANIMATION WORLD NETWORK News
SEATTLE, WA -- Pendragon Pictures announced the US theatrical release of WAR OF THE WORLDS THE TRUE STORY in limited engagement showings in theaters beginning June 14 in Seattle at Landmark Theatres’ Harvard Exit, June 22 in Bellingham, Washington at The Mount Baker Theatre, and June 21-24 in Portland Oregon at the Cinema 21 and The Hollywood Theatre. Pendragon plans to release the sci-fi monster horror movie in California, Arizona and New Mexico beginning in July. READ MORE.
WAR OF THE WORLDS THE TRUE STORY adds Sacramento, California to its Theatrical Movie Release Dates.
Friday, June 8, 2012 SF GATE/SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Martian Invasion of Sacramento's Crest Theatre on July 7th.
Pendragon Pictures announces that Sacramento California has been added to the theatrical movie exhibition dates of WAR OF THE WORLDS THE TRUE STORY. The movie will make its California premiere in a special engagement at the luxurious Crest Theatre on Saturday, July 7th at 3:30 and 8pm.
Images and details revealed in the new War Of The Worlds The True Story TV Spot.
Published 07:40 a.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2012 SEATTLE PI
A new TV spot for WAR OF THE WORLDS THE TRUE STORY has been released online, featuring never-before-seen footage.
The movie, WAR OF THE WORLDS THE TRUE STORY opened with a successful world premiere in Seattle June 14, 2012 and is now playing in select theatres. Next up, the movie plays in Portland OR at Cinema 21 on June 21-22 and the Hollywood Theatre on June 23-24, at the Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham WA on June 22, and at The Crest Theatre in Sacramento, CA on July 7. The Martians next invade more California cities, Arizona and New Mexico.
Making a new version of “War of the Worlds” using footage from the original 1953 movie would be unimaginable to many. It would probably be a mismatch with today’s high tech special effects. But strangely enough, independent film makers Timothy Hines and Susan Goforth achieve realism by using both special effects, including CGI, and old film footage in their adaptation of H.G. Wells’ classic science fiction novel. Hines and Goforth make the events of Wells’ terrifying tale of Martians attacking Earth a historical “reality” in their mashup documentary style movie, “War of the Worlds: The True Story”
‘War of the Worlds’ comes close to historical reality in indie movie
Review: 'War of the Worlds: The True Story' is clever like Wells
Published December 18, 2012, 5:00 a.m LOS ANGELES TIMES By: Gary Goldstein
'War of the Worlds: The True Story' is an inventive mock sci-fi docudrama with the conceit that H.G. Wells' 'The War of the Worlds' is a true story.
What if the Earth/Mars battle from H.G. Wells' classic novel "The War of the Worlds" wasn't fiction but actually fact? That's the conceit behind the hugely inventive and ambitious concoction "War of the Worlds: The True Story," a mock sci-fi docudrama packed with a truly impressive — and clever — mix of editing (a reported 3 1/2 years' worth), special effects, visual artistry and offbeat storytelling.
Director-editor Timothy Hines (he also co-wrote with producer and cast member Susan Goforth) sets his provocative tale around a supposed found-footage interview, "originally" shot in 1965, with 86-year-old Englishman Bertie Wells (Floyd Reichman), the last living eyewitness to the turn-of-the-century Martian Apocalypse.
Flashing back to the shocking "invasion," READ MORE