I have always been a major fan of the '63 flick, so this isn't entirely bad news to me, but, first, I'd like to see that flick released on a nice remastered DVD. __________________________________________________________________________ FANGORIA: The killer plants of John Wyndham’s novel THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS have already attacked mankind once on the big screen (in the 1963 cult fave, pictured) and twice on British TV (in 1981 and last year). Now the balance is set to be redressed as a new feature version is on the way—in 3-D, natch. Variety reports that producers Don Murphy and Michael Preger will be making the triffids leap off the screen. In the book, first published in 1951, a spectacular meteor shower causes mass blindness around the world, allowing the ambulatory plants (which can inflict a fatal sting yet are cultivated for their valuable oils) to run rampant. Preger, whose credits include another Wyndham adaptation, John Carpenter’s VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED, has had the rights to the novel for two decades, and he and Murphy have planned to team on a new movie since the late ’90s. Now, they believe, the cinematic state of the art is right to move forward. “We are confident that with the new technological advances in 3-D production,” Preger tells the trade, “we have the tools with which to create Wyndham’s iconic vision of Armageddon.” Adds Murphy, “This original classic has still to be successfully envisioned on the screen. It is a story that strikes at the heart of what it means to be human—and does so in an intensely cinematic way.” The duo are also developing a film franchise based on the popular VAMPIRE ACADEMY novels; see details here.