Day Of The Triffids In 3D

New movie will give a new dimension to John Wyndham’s killer plants

The project is being produced by Transformers ’ Don Murphy, who reckons, “This original classic has still to be successfully envisioned on the screen.” Fair enough. Couldn’t argue with him there, although the ’80 BBC version wasn't too bad. But it’s still an odd - or at least, impolitic – thing for him say considering the production company behind the new movie, Preger Entertainment, was also behind the limp BBC version that aired last Christmas. All of them are better than the risible 1962 film, though.

Murphy adds, “It is a story that strikes at the heart of what it means to be human – and does so in an intensely cinematic way.”Especially when you have a killer stamen coming right out of the screen at you, eh, Don?

What's the betting there's no mention of the Isle of Wight in the new script, though?