War of the Worlds The True Story is the electrifying eyewitness account of Bertie Wells, the last living survivor of the Earth/Mars War that took place in the year 1900, as he struggles to find his wife amidst the destruction of humankind at the hands of terrifying alien invaders. Like Forrest Gump, War of the Worlds The True Story uses cutting edge visual effects to blend a modern cast with battalions of actual fighting soldiers, golden age movie stars, and previously undisclosed images of tentacled alien creatures and their war machines. Based on the most beloved sci-fi novel of all time by H.G. Wells, the movie is the result of a 15-year journey by Director Timothy Hines and Producers Donovan Le and Susan Goforth to bring the novel to the big screen. Starting as a $42-million production in 2001 with a Hollywood cast, the movie was shut down when the 911 attacks occurred. Now, triumphantly, this epic movie comes to theaters, capturing the original novel that terrified generations.