Sam Raimi and the Day of the Triffids

Blastr is reporting that Sam Raimi has been chosen to direct one of his childhood favourites, The Day of the Triffids. The Day of the Triffids was orginally a novel by John Wyndham that follows a hospital patient who has to fend off attacks from killer Triffid plants after a mysterious meteor shower. The novel has been adapted several times over the years, most recently as a two part miniseries by the BBC.