Mandate Pictures has obtained the rights to remake The Day of the Triffids, and will produce the film with Ghost House, Sam Raimi's outfit. So will Raimi helm the project? Find out after the jump.
Deadline.com says that yes, Raimi will direct The Day of the Triffids. Apparently the original 1962 film was one of Raimi's favorites as a kid.
Based on a novel by John Wyndham, The Day of the Triffids is about a meteorite shower that blinds Earth's inhabitants. Those meteorites spawn plant-based Triffids, aliens who dominate the now-blind human race.