Sam Raimi Directing ‘The Day of the Triffids’?

Mandate Pictures has just won a bidding auction for the project, which Raimi, Rob Tapert and Nathan Kahane will produce.

Sam Raimi will produce and may direct The Day of the Triffids remake for Mandate
Sam Raimi will produce and may direct The Day of the Triffids remake for Mandate
Mandate Pictures has won the rights to remake The Day of the Triffids, which Sam Raimi will produce and may even direct, according to Deadline.

Mandate won the heated bidding auction over Universal Pictures, which was bidding on behalf of director David Yates. Sam Raimi and his longtime producing partner Robert G. Tapert will join Don Murphy, Susan Montford and Mark Gordon as producers.

We first reported on this project last month, which indicated the movie would utilize 3D technology, although the Deadline story didn't indicate if the movie will still be in 3D or not.

The movie will be a remake of the 1963 classic The Day of the Triffids, which was based on the 1951 novel by John Wyndham. The story revolves around a meteor shower which results in 99.9% of the world population growing blind. The meteors also release these aggressive plants dubbed Triffids, who begin to attack the blind masses.

The site also indicated that the original was one of Sam Raimi's favorite movies and that he wants to direct this new version. We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further details on The Day of the Triffids as soon as we have more information.

The Day of the Triffids was released in 2012.

Sources: Deadline

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  1. skywise

    damn those Martian invaders...they came in peace! THEY CAME IN PEACE!!!!!

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. DoubleR0522

    REALLY???...WOW !!!

    4 years agoby @doubler0522Flag

  3. Cyn

    @Err. Well go ahead - describe the gist to me, and I'll be good. lol. Maybe I'm just confusing it with every alien/plant/body snatcher/invasion film I've ever seen. And that's a lot.

    4 years agoby @cyn-de-harvenFlag

  4. Err

    the more i think about it the more i remember that, despite liking the story a lot, i seem to remember it being like paaaainfully slow, so i retract my previous "mandatory viewing" statement and replace it with "if you can get someone to describe the gist to you, you're gold".

    4 years agoby @err2005Flag

  5. Diaigma

    That was some original cheese, all right :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  6. Dan

    Mars Attacks was some cheesy cheese... with cheese on top.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  7. the Narrator

    I liked Mars Attacks.... :P

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  8. Dan


    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  9. Diaigma

    Charlie Chaplin . . . IN 3D!!! :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  10. Dan

    Haha... @Cyn said "arse".

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  11. Cyn

    @Diaigma. But with 4D Sound! "Just like the Originals, but LOUDER"

    4 years agoby @cyn-de-harvenFlag

  12. Diaigma

    Before you know it, they'll be doing remakes of silent movies, @Cyn :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  13. Cyn

    @Err - it's one of those things I can never quite remember if I've seen lol.

    4 years agoby @cyn-de-harvenFlag

  14. Cyn

    @Diaigma - What with the remakes of the 90s and 80s stuff, the only direction to go was.....Arse Backwards.

    4 years agoby @cyn-de-harvenFlag

  15. Summit10

    @Diaigma: I concur :)

    4 years agoby @summit10Flag

  16. Diaigma

    Do we really need to resurrect the 50's B movies? Honestly . . . :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  17. fanboy

    wheres my WOW movie Raimi?

    4 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  18. skywise

    I love Raimi. Yes he is hit or miss but he has a unique style and that is more than i can say for most of the directors in hollywood these days. If he wants Triffids (which i have never seen) then i say let him have triffids.

    @theREALsupes I might be the only one who like mars attacks and that was not really a was based on card collectables.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  19. Err

    yes, you should.
    it starts out slow but great, i would say the first 2/3 of the movie are great and then it sort of drifts off after that, but still totally worth watching and considering it's a cornerstone in sci-fi history it should be considered mandatory viewing for all movie nerds.
    (i am referring to the bbc version, i haven't seen the old 60s version)

    4 years agoby @err2005Flag

  20. Dan

    Sam Raimi? Pass.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  21. Err

    i like this idea, for raimi to do the update for this movie, but lets face it we are constantly being told that raimi will direct this or that so who knows.

    4 years agoby @err2005Flag

  22. Summit10

    REMAKES GONE EPIC FAIL: Mars Attacks, War of the Worlds, The Day the Earth Stood Still in line :)

    4 years agoby @summit10Flag

  23. the Narrator

    Ahah. this si so stupid it might work. Awesome B action!

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  24. Shervg

    The 70's version scared the total sh*t out of me when I was a kid.

    4 years agoby @shervgFlag

  25. Cyn

    Hmm. Tasty.

    So funny - I keep looking at the old one on Netflix, thinking 'should I watch this....?' lol

    4 years agoby @cyn-de-harvenFlag

  26. K.Guy

    Ok, but don't have plants raping a girl, lol!

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

  27. sylar


    4 years agoby @sylarFlag

  28. Tronticon

    LOL.. this movie is a classic!!! It's as corny as all hell!!!! But a classic!!! You could tell it was people walking around in big rubber plant suits!!!! lol

    I'll see it!!!

    4 years agoby @tronticonFlag

  29. MCPeterman

    LMAO @ joekerr2e, I agree wit you!!!

    4 years agoby @mcpetermanFlag

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