I've been very ambiguous about Steve Spielberg's upcoming remake of "War of the Worlds", but I'm very encouraged by this report - maybe the film will have some unique, worthwhile identity. Other details mentioned in the linked articles also sound fun!
Sci Fi Wire -- The News Service of the Sci Fi Channel: "Speaking to reporters during a break in filming, Spielberg said that the movie holds special resonance in these unsettled times. 'I gave the benevolent aliens a couple of shots [in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T.],' Spielberg said. 'And now I'm going to try my hand at the worst kind [laughs]: ... the kind that's just bent on ending civilization as we know it and beginning their own. If you read the original book, you know they terraform the planet. They reap and sow. ... And I think in the shadow of 9/11, there is a little relevance with how we are all so unsettled in our feelings about ... our collective futures. And that's why I think, when I reconsidered War of the Worlds, post-9/11, it began to make more sense to me, that it could be ... a tremendous emotional story, as well as a very entertaining one, and have some kind of current relevance.' "