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"Invasion of the Body Snatchers" gets fourth remake

Writer: Florey DM

"Invasion of the Body Snatchers" was first released in 1956.

20 Jul – Less than a decade after the last remake, sci-fi horror film "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" is getting yet another one.

The latest remake will be coming from Warner Bros., according to Deadline, with David Leslie Johnson ("The Conjuring 2", "Dungeons and Dragons") penning the script and John Davis ("The Man from U.N.C.L.E.", "Joy") producing.

The original version of the movie, which was based on the 1954 science fiction novel "The Body Snatchers" by Jack Finney, was released in 1956.

It follows the story of a small town that has been invaded by aliens who plant pods that turn into copies of the human living in the town. The alien humans have zero emotion and have started multiplying in the town. When a local doctor figures it out and tries to stop them, he faces the problem of figuring who is the real human and who is an alien.

This will mark the fourth time for the movie to be remade. The first remake in 1978, directed by Philip Kaufman and starring Donald Sutherland, was very well-received. The second remake, called "Body Snatchers" and directed by Abel Ferrara, was released in 1993 and also met positive reactions.

The third remake, "The Invasion" directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, was released in 2007 but met with negative reviews despite starring A-listers Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig in the lead roles.

Cinema Online, 20 July 2017