Four A-list directors in contention for new version of the classic TV series.
It has been a while since we have heard anything about the new big screen version of ‘The Twilight Zone’ that is being developed by Leonardo DiCaprio under his Appian Way banner. The last update on the project was back in 2009 when screenwriter Rand Ravich (‘The Astronaut’s Wife’) was brought on board to pen the screenplay; well two years on we finally have an update.
Variety is reporting that movie is still in active development with Warner Bros. courting three a-list directors: Christopher Nolan, Michael Bay, and ‘Children of Men’ director Alfonso Cuaron. Now, while the 1983 movie featured four directors helming separate segments, this new movie will feature a single storyline and one director.
While all involved are showing “mutual interest,” the trade’s sources claim that Nolan is currently the frontrunner to take the director’s chair but it’s not clear whether he’d take on the project, given its similarities to ‘Inception.’ Variety adds that another director, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ helmer Rupert Wyatt is also in the mix.
Created by Rod Serling, the original TV series ran for 155 episodes between 1959 and 1964. The 1983 movie had four stand-alone segments directed by Steven Spielberg, George Miller, Joe Dante and John Landis.