Since it seems like the idea of everyone you know being replaced by some kind of other will never not be relevant, Warner Bros. has decided to remake Invasion Of The Body Snatchers for a fourth time. This comes from Deadline, which says the latest version of the story comes from producer John Davis and The Conjuring 2 writer David Leslie Johnson. Like all of the others, this latest movie will be based on Jack Finney’s 1954 sci-fi novel about alien replicas that come out of pods and gradually take the place of everyone in a small town.
The book was first adapted into a movie in 1956, but the 1978 version—starring Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams—was a big hit, and it introduced the now-iconic concept of the pod people letting out a scream when they discover humans. The most recent remake, The Invasion, came in 2007 and starred Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman, but it wasn’t very good.
We don’t know what will make this new remake any different from the others, but it could easily introduce some kind of modern cellphone angle to the body snatching, like maybe the “pod” is an app on your phone and you can tell who has been body-snatched because they constantly stare at their phones.