Best Science Fiction Boxer saied.
The usual suspects spring to my mind. As always in the beginning is a book, or at least a story; then comes the first adaption, then re-makes. Every ten or 15 years Hollywood feels the inner urge to “re-make” something. Driven by the naive idee that a success could be repeated when the story is re-told with actual faces and some alterations, tweaking it a bit for the “modern” taste … ach ja, and these producers wonder why some people look at them in disgust … let them produce products.
H.G.Wells was born 1866 and 1898 published his scientific romance “War of the Worlds“. 1938 Orson Welles did his famous radio adaption, that in itself is subject of a film (here). The rest is history. And remakes.
Here was originally a link to an audio on youtube featuring the 1938 broadcast of “War of the Worlds” by Orson Welles.