Ghost House Pictures announced today that Neil Cross (Luther, Mama) will write The Day of the Triffids, based on the 1951 sci-fi horror novel by John Wyndam and the 1962 film Invasion of the Triffids. The film will be produced by Ghost House Pictures, The Mark Gordon Company, and Preger Entertainment, LLC.
Mark Gordon, Michael Preger and Don Murphy are partnering with Ghost House principals Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert to produce. Ghost House principals Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake will executive produce alongside Susan Montford. J.R. Young and Audrey Chon will oversee the project for Ghost House. Drew Simon will supervise the project for The Mark Gordon Company.
Neil Cross created and wrote the highly acclaimed television show Luther, which will air its third season on BBC. He was recently named one of Variety‘s 10 Screenwriters to Watch for 2012. Cross currently has several feature scripts being produced by Guillermo del Toro including the horror film Mama, staring Jessica Chastain, which is in post-production; and an actioner called Midnight Delivery, which is on the fast track. Del Toro also enlisted Cross for a polish on his upcoming giant-budget monster movie Pacific Rim.