Wells releases his War of the Worlds serial as a novel.
Garret P. Service writes a serilised sequal to The war of the Worlds for the New York based Evening Journal. Titled Invasion to Mars, the story details the attempts of a group of scientists, among them Thomas Edison, to analyse, and then exploit, the technology used by the defeated invaders. The action centered on a human assault on Mars, and featured aliens that bore no relation to the ones featured in the original story.
Paramount Pictures buy the silent movie rights for Cecil B. DeMille. However, serious work on the film does not begin until after the passing of the silent film era, despite years of planning and the expenditure of $200,000.
George Pál takes over production of the film adaptation of the novel, transferring the location from London to Los Angles, California, updating many of the technological details, and adding a romatic interest for the film's hero, in order to ensure the story will appeal to a wider audiance. Production is nearly halted due to the fact that Paramount only held rights for a silent film version of the story, and were forced to renegotiate with an agent of H.G. Welles' estate, in order to gain rights for a talking picture.