War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds (2005)

Genres - Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Kaiju, Mockbuster, Monster Film  |   Release Date - Jun 28, 2005  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds, also known as Invasion and H. G. Wells' The Worlds in War internationally, or simply as War of the Worlds, is a direct-to-DVD science fiction horror film produced by The Asylum and directed by David Michael Latt. It is a loose adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel The War of the Worlds, and a mockbuster of the DreamWorks/Paramount film based on the same source.

A contemporary translation of the novel set in the United States, War of the Worlds tells of a devastating invasion of Earth by technologically-advanced extraterrestrials, from the perspective of an American astronomer trying to reunite with his wife and son. It is the only adaptation besides the 1953 film in which the main character actively tries to repel the aliens. The film is loosely based on an unproduced screenplay called "Invasion", written by Carlos De Los Rios in 1997.

The DVD was released on June 28, one day before DreamWorks' film, and stars C. Thomas Howell, Peter Greene, and Jake Busey. The alternate title of Invasion is likely for the film's overseas distribution since Paramount Pictures claims to own exclusive film rights of the War of the Worlds title in the European Union, but also derives from the original name of De Los Rios's screenplay. The film is The Asylum's most successful production to date, having sold over 250,000 copies from Blockbuster upon its release. A sequel, War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave, was released in 2008.

Movie Info

Budget

$1,000,000

Tags

Alien, Alien Invasion, Astronomer, Film Based On A Novel, Independent Film, Priest, Soldier

Attributes

Based On: The War of the Worlds
Narrative Location: United States of America
Time Period: 2000s

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Alternate Titles

Angriff der Invasoren
DE
De H.G. Wells: La guerra de los mundos
MX
H. G. Wells - Wojna swiatów
PL
H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds
, US
H.G.ウェルズ 宇宙戦争 -ウォー・オブ・ザ・ワールド-
JP
I afixi
GR
Invasion
FR, GB
Invaze
CZ
Invaze světů
CZ
Invázia svetov
SK
Krieg der Welten 3
DE
Krieg der Welten 3 – Wie alles begann
DE
La guerra de los mundos
ES
La Guerra de los mundos
UY
La guerra de los mundos, de H.G. Wells
ES
La guerre des mondes
FR
Nerkhuzhum
AM
Oorlog van de werelden
BE
Razboiul lumilor
RO
The Worlds at War: Invasion
JP
The Worlds in War
NL
The Worlds in War - Hoe het allemaal begon
NL
Világok harca - Az invázió
HU
Vojna Svetov
SI
Vojna Svetov 3: Invázia
SK
War of the Worlds
, GB, US
War of the Worlds - L'Invasione
IT
War of the Worlds 3
US
War of the Worlds 3: Invasion
IL
Η άφιξη
GR
Война миров Х.Г. Уэллса
RU
Война на световете H.G. Уелс
BG
Вторжение
KZ
Инвазија на светови
MK
Нашествие
BG