Spielberg to direct The War of the Worlds
Steven Spielberg, the renowned and treasured director who has made several cinematic classics, will begin work on an adaptation of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds in 2005. With Tom Cruise attached to star and produce, the screenplay is being developed by David Koepp (Panic Room, Spider-Man et al).
Spielberg is currently finishing The Terminal, a romantic comedy starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta Jones, whilst Cruise is shooting the third instalment in the blockbuster Mission: Impossible series.