Warner Bros. has announced they will be behind another film version of the Invasion of the Body Snatchers. This will be the fourth remake since the original 1956 classic.
David Leslie Johnson (Dungeons And Dragons, The Conjuring 2) will be writing the script.
The film is based on the 1954 sci-fi novel The Body Snatchers from author Jack Finney. The story takes place in a small town invaded by aliens who plant pods that eventually open to become humans, a copy of those who lived in the town. One by one, each citizen falls prey to these aliens as the pods are dropped alongside their beds, mature as they sleep and then replicate the human as they sleep. The alien humans, which show zero emotion, then start multiplying in the town. This is slowly figured out by a local doctor who tries to stop it, and all the while he (and the audience) never knows who is real and who is an alien ready to kill.
The film was remade first in 1978 and did very well at the box office. Then came the second remake in 1993 as Body Snatchers, and yet again in 2007 as The Invasion.
We’ll have more on the film as it comes in.