According The Hollywood Reporter, Dougray Scott, Joely Richardson, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave, Eddie Izzard and Jason Priestley will be starring in a TV remake of The Day of the Triffids.

In the made-for-TV-film Scott will play the role of Bill Maysen, a doctor who aids humans as they battle Triffids, "a flesh-eating vegetable originally used as an energy source."

"The incredible cast lined up for The Day of the Triffids is a testament to the quality of Patrick Harbinson's script. We hope audiences, both old and new, will be captivated by this modern take on John Wyndham's classic best-selling novel," stated Julie Gardner, BBC Wales head of drama.

The telefilm is based on John Wyndham's 1951 classic sci-fi novel. The script is written by Patrick Harbinson. It will run on BBC1 this year. RHI Entertainment will take care of the rights for the U.S.

Evan Jacobs