About a year ago it was announced that Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Appian Way would make a new Twilight Zone movie. They are moving ahead hiring Rand Ravich, writer and director of “The Astronaut’s Wife” and creator of NBC’s detective series “Life,” to write a a script based on the iconic “Twilight Zone” TV series. So, the writer search has been ongoing for over a year.
The first announcement last year is that – “The companies are not seeking to remake an episodic movie, as the only big-screen version of the show did 25 years ago, but rather hope to build one continuing story line based on one or more episodes.”
Warners released the previous 1983’s “Twilight Zone: The Movie” with Steven Spielberg and John Landis, among others, producing and directing segments.
The “Twilight Zone,” original TV series, ran in the US between 1959 and 1964 – each episode set ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, with a sci-fi twist. Shows always began with an introduction by creator Rod Serling, whose deep voice became The Twilight Zone’s trademark.