Warner Bros. and Appian Way (Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company) are getting going on a new film based on the classic sci-fi TV series The Twilight Zone.
According to Variety, Rand Ravich, creator of the NBC series Life, as well as director of The Astronaut’s Wife and executive producer of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, has been hired to write a new Twlight Zone movie, which will be quite unlike the first one from 1983.
The first big-screen incaranation of the series consisted of four short films–essentially four episodes of the show (most of them remakes of old episodes)–that were directed by John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, and George Miller.
This project was originally announced a year ago, and plans are to make this film out of one story only and turn it into one giant film all its own. It seems that by doing so they won’t really have any basis for calling it The Twilight Zone. Which is kinda shifty if you ask me. Oh, Hollywood!