Walt Disney's Touchstone Pictures has hired director Gregor Jordan (BUFFALO SOLDIERS) to rewrite and direct the adaptation of John Christopher's THE TRIPODS TRILOGY, reports VARIETY. Disney has had the properties rights since 1997 and both Darren Lemke and Terry Hayes have written scripts based on the series.
The three books are THE WHITE MOUNTAINS, THE CITY OF GOLD AND LEAD and THE POOL OF FIRE. Set in the 21st century, aliens called Tripods have conquered Earth and enslaved the human race by implanting a mind-controlling device in the heads of everyone older than 15. The story chronicles the efforts of three boys, who try to stop the Tripods before they are subjected to implants.
In 1984, the BBC adapted the books into a TV series.