Movie mogul Steven Spielberg is set to produce a remake of 1951 science fiction thriller WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE.

The original film, which sees a group of people fleeing to another planet to escape a cataclysmic collision between earth and a dead star, won an Oscar for special effects in 1952.

Spielberg has enlisted the talents of action and fantasy film specialist Stephen Sommers to direct the remake, after being impressed with his efforts on The Mummy and Van Helsing.