Sam Raimi Directing ‘The Day of the Triffids’?

Mandate Pictures has just won a bidding auction for the project, which Raimi, Rob Tapert and Nathan Kahane will produce.
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Sam Raimi Directing ‘The Day of the Triffids’?

Sam Raimi will produce and may direct The Day of the Triffids remake for Mandate Mandate Pictures has won the rights to remake The Day of the Triffids, which Sam Raimi will produce and may even direct, according to Deadline.

Mandate won the heated bidding auction over Universal Pictures, which was bidding on behalf of director David Yates. Sam Raimi and his longtime producing partner Robert G. Tapert will join Don Murphy, Susan Montford and Mark Gordon as producers.

We first reported on this project last month, which indicated the movie would utilize 3D technology, although the Deadline story didn't indicate if the movie will still be in 3D or not.

The movie will be a remake of the 1963 classic The Day of the Triffids, which was based on the 1951 novel by John Wyndham. The story revolves around a meteor shower which results in 99.9% of the world population growing blind. The meteors also release these aggressive plants dubbed Triffids, who begin to attack the blind masses.

The site also indicated that the original was one of Sam Raimi's favorite movies and that he wants to direct this new version. We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further details on The Day of the Triffids as soon as we have more information.

The Day of the Triffids was released in 2012.

Sources:Deadline

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  • skywise • 5 years ago

    damn those Martian invaders...they came in peace! THEY CAME IN PEACE!!!!!

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    • doubler0522 • 5 years ago

      REALLY???...WOW !!!

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      • cyn-de-harven • 5 years ago

        @Err. Well go ahead - describe the gist to me, and I'll be good. lol. Maybe I'm just confusing it with every alien/plant/body snatcher/invasion film I've ever seen. And that's a lot.

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        • err2005 • 5 years ago

          @cyn

          the more i think about it the more i remember that, despite liking the story a lot, i seem to remember it being like paaaainfully slow, so i retract my previous "mandatory viewing" statement and replace it with "if you can get someone to describe the gist to you, you're gold".

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          • diaigma • 5 years ago

            That was some original cheese, all right :P

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            • dan1 • 5 years ago

              Mars Attacks was some cheesy cheese... with cheese on top.

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              • narrator • 5 years ago

                I liked Mars Attacks.... :P

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                • dan1 • 5 years ago

                  ....

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                  • diaigma • 5 years ago

                    Charlie Chaplin . . . IN 3D!!! :P

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                    • dan1 • 5 years ago

                      Haha... @Cyn said "arse".

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                      • cyn-de-harven • 5 years ago

                        @Diaigma. But with 4D Sound! "Just like the Originals, but LOUDER"

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                        • diaigma • 5 years ago

                          Before you know it, they'll be doing remakes of silent movies, @Cyn :P

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                          • cyn-de-harven • 5 years ago

                            @Err - it's one of those things I can never quite remember if I've seen lol.

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                            • cyn-de-harven • 5 years ago

                              @Diaigma - What with the remakes of the 90s and 80s stuff, the only direction to go was.....Arse Backwards.

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                              • summit10 • 5 years ago

                                @Diaigma: I concur :)

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                                • diaigma • 5 years ago

                                  Do we really need to resurrect the 50's B movies? Honestly . . . :P

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                                  • fanboy • 5 years ago

                                    wheres my WOW movie Raimi?

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                                    • skywise • 5 years ago

                                      I love Raimi. Yes he is hit or miss but he has a unique style and that is more than i can say for most of the directors in hollywood these days. If he wants Triffids (which i have never seen) then i say let him have triffids.

                                      @theREALsupes I might be the only one who like mars attacks and that was not really a remake...it was based on card collectables.

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                                      • err2005 • 5 years ago

                                        @cyn-de-harven

                                        yes, you should.

                                        it starts out slow but great, i would say the first 2/3 of the movie are great and then it sort of drifts off after that, but still totally worth watching and considering it's a cornerstone in sci-fi history it should be considered mandatory viewing for all movie nerds.

                                        (i am referring to the bbc version, i haven't seen the old 60s version)

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                                        • dan1 • 5 years ago

                                          Sam Raimi? Pass.

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