There are two movies that are based on the H G Wells science fiction story The War of the Worlds, there are also radio shows too, such as the famous Orson Welles broadcast in 1938. But there was a movie planned in the late 1940’s by Ray Harryhausen, which for one reason or another never actually made it onto the big screen. But don’t take our word for it, watch the video, which contains the test footage and some artwork, could this have been the best version of H G Wells The War of the Worlds? We will never know!
The complete test footage Ray Harryhausen made in the late 1940’s for his unmade War of the World’s film, along with his drawings. Audio is from the 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds.