We haven't heard anything about the Ghost House-produced remake of The Day of the Triffids in a quite a while, but it's alive and well. According to Deadline, Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Donnie Brasco, Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire) is set to direct a script from Neil Cross (Luther, Mama).

The story involves intelligent killer plants trying to take over the world after a meteor shower blinds most of the world's population. The Day of the Triffids started out as a novel by John Wyndham in 1951 and is also a cult British sci-fi film that was released in 1962. Since then there have been a number TV films also based on the source material.

Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures is producing the film, along with Mark Gordon, Don Murphy, and Michael Preger. There's no release date or casting news, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers posted on any developments.