Jack Finney‘s novel The Body Snatchers was published in 1955. In there, a race of aliens was duplicating the human population on Earth in order to live in our planet and make use of our resources. The main characteristic of these clones were the total lack of emotions and the fact that they seemed to be all connected, like if they all were parts of the same neurologic network. That horror science fiction story was the source of numerous movie adaptations, such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), its amazing remake Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Body Snatchers (1993) and the most recent The Invasion (2007).
Now, Warner Bros. studios have hired David Leslie Johnson, writer of films like Orphan (2009), Red Riding Hood (2011) and The Conjuring 2 (2016), to work on the script for a new film based on the story. Indeed very interesting references! And this new remake gets on the list of the other series of projects where he has been announced to be involved as a writer, The Conjuring 3, Dungeons & Dragons and the next reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street.
But from all the list of remakes and sequels, David Leslie Johnson is hired to write, I must say Invasion of the Body Snatchers is the one that so far sounds more appetizing. Not only because the previous movies were some of the most important references in the history of science fiction and horror films, but also for the potential of the story and scenario in order to get a strong creepy plot are numerous.
Until date, the most favorited of the adaptations has been Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), directed by Philip Kaufman and deliciously starred by Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright and Leonard Nimoy. If you haven’t seen this one, or it’s been so long ago that it’s already too blurry on your mind, we totally recommend you to watch it immediately. And if you are still hesitating, check out the trailer:
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