There has been no shortage of on-screen adaptations of H.G. Wells’ science-fiction classic The War of the Worlds over the years with the most notable ones being Byron Haskin’s 1953 film and Steven Spielberg’s 2005 remake. This year, however, it looks like we’re due for a pair of competing TV adaptations with the BBC turning it into a three-part mini-series set in Edwardian England and Misfits creator Howard Overman making an eight-episode contemporary version. The first trailer for the BBC version has arrived online this week, teasing their take on the iconic tripods. Directed by Craig Viveiros (And Then There Were None) and starring Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall and Robert Carlyle, the BBC’s The War of the Worlds will premiere sometime this fall. Check out the first trailer after the jump and see what you think.