Warner Bros. Trying to Lure Big Name Directors Into THE TWILIGHT ZONE

Late last year, we brought you the news when Warner Bros. Pictures teamed up with Leonardo DiCaprio‘s production company, Appian Way and hired screenwriter Jason Rothenberg (The Sparrow)  to pen the upcoming big-screen adaptation of Rod Serling’s classic television show, The Twilight Zone.

Now, Variety reports that Warner Bros. is now seeking a director for the project and has some big names in its sights. The top of their list includes Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises), Michael Bay (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) and Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men, Gravity), Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and David Yates (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2).

Twilight Zone: The Movie, which was released in 1983 had four different segments, all helmed by different directors, including Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller and Steven Spielberg. This new film is said to feature a single storyline that touches on several themes from the original TV show, and will be helmed by a single director.

Sources claim that while Nolan is currently the frontrunner, it’s not clear whether he’d take on the project, because of its similarities to Inception.

No production or release dates have been announced for The Twilight Zone.

Jason Moore
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