Alien invasion causes chaos
The War of the Worlds, Fox One, Thursday and Friday at 6.30pm Qld, 7.30pm NSW
ENGLISH author HG Wells became known as the father of science fiction, thanks in part to his 1897 novel The War
of the Worlds.
It’s one of the earliest books to tell the story of a conflict between mankind and an extra-terrestrial race. When a strange object lands in the heart of England and hatches, the inhabitants of Earth find themselves under attack from ruthless aliens armed with heat rays and poisonous smoke.
This epic new two-part adaptation stars Eleanor Tomlinson and Rafe Spall (pictured) as George and Amy – a couple defying the prejudices of society as they attempt to start a life together while swerving the chaos of an alien invasion.
Robert Carlyle and Rupert Graves also star.