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Invaders from Mars

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Tobe Hooper
Produced by Yoram Globus
Menahem Golan
Written by Story:
John Tucker Battle
Dan O'Bannon
Don Jakoby
Starring Karen Black
Hunter Carson
Timothy Bottoms
Laraine Newman
Louise Fletcher
Music by Christopher Young
David Storrs
Cinematography Daniel Pearl
Distributed by Cannon Films
Release date(s) June 6, 1986
Running time 100 min.
Country  United States
Language English
Budget $12,000,000 (estimated)

Invaders from Mars is a 1986 science fiction film directed by Tobe Hooper from a screenplay by Dan O'Bannon and Don Jakoby. It is a remake of the 1953 science fiction film Invaders from Mars, and is a reworking of that film's screenplay by Richard Blake from an original story by John Tucker Battle. Its production was instigated by Wade Williams, millionaire exhibitor, science fiction film fan and sometime writer-producer-director, who had reissued the original film in 1978 after purchasing the copyright to the property. Elaborate creature effects were supplied by Stan Winston and ornate visual effects by John Dykstra for the remake.



On the night of a comet storm, young David Gardner (Hunter Carson) sees an alien spacecraft land in a sand quarry behind his house. This is the beginning of an alien invasion that sees David's parents George (Timothy Bottoms) and Ellen (Laraine Newman), his teachers and the townspeople slowly assimilated by the alien lifeforms. The only one who believes David is the school nurse (Karen Black). Together, the two enlist the aid of the U.S. Marines to help save the world.

Box office

The remade Invaders from Mars was released on June 6, 1986 to disappointing box office, opening in seventh place. In total, it earned a paltry $4,884,663[1] at the US box office.

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