The original ‘Twilight Zone: The Movie’ (1983) is one of my favorite sci-fi films of all time. I still watch the original series on a regular basis with my kids. So when I found out that Warner Brothers was planning on filming a new Twilight Zone movie, I was jumping for joy.
The first ‘Twilight Zone’ movie was an anthology film separated into four segments with a different huge director handling each part. The segments included classic sci-fi from Steven Spielberg (‘E.T. the Extra Terrestrial’), John Landis (‘An American Werewolf in London’), Joe Dante (‘Gremlins’), and George Miller (‘Mad Max’).
Warner Brothers is taking a different approach with the new ‘Twilight Zone’ film and making it into one continuous story rather than an anthology. Variety reported today that Christopher Nolan, director of ‘The Dark Knight’ is the front-runner to helm the new ‘Twilight Zone’ film. However, Nolan’s spot is not yet set in stone. Warner Brothers is courting several other directors for the ‘Twilight Zone’ spot, including: Michael Bay (‘Transformers’), Alfonso Cuaron (‘Children of Men’), and Rupert Wyatt (‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’).
I’d love to see a Nolan directed ‘Twilight Zone’ and, honestly, I think that any of these other directors (except Bay) have the potential for a great sci-fi flick as well. What do you think? Do you think the world is ready for another ‘Twilight Zone’ film? If so, which director would you choose?