My ol' mate Tim Wade came to me once with an idea for a short film loosely based around the 'War of the Worlds' theme. I thought the approach he wanted to take with it was fantastic.
This was, of course, before the Steven Spielberg version had been made (which I like a lot).
I started with a more alien design for the war machines.
We then tried approaching them as essentially tanks on legs. The look fit in really well with the period setting of the film. I really thought this was a cool way to go. Different.
It's a shame it never happened.
You never know... maybe one day...eh, Tim?