The War of the World (Orson Welles)

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After making the film Citizen Kane, Orson Welles wanted to do a film adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel The War of the Worlds and his infamous radio program of the same name.


The plot would have been based on the novel.

Why It Was Cancelled

  • George Pal had already developed his own adaptation of War of the Worlds for a long time.


  • Orson Welles' version is cancelled.
  • The War of the Worlds was released in 1953.