DiCaprio Hires a Screenwriter for His Twilight Zone Movie
by Alex Billington
July 19, 2009
It was first announced more than a year ago that Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way would be bringing us a new Twilight Zone movie. Variety announces today they've brought on Rand Ravich (The Astronaut's Wife, NBC's "Life") to write a script based on the iconic TV series. No other details were revealed, however the project seems to still be set up at Warner Brothers. Word from the original announcement last year is that this version will have "one continuing story line based on one or more episodes." But which episodes? That's what I want to know! Rod Serling's original "Twilight Zone" series ran for five seasons from 1959.
In 1983, Steven Spielberg and John Landis (among others) brought us Twilight Zone: The Movie. Now, a bit over 20 years later, and we've got another Twilight Zone movie in the works. I'm actually getting kind of excited to eventually see this, but I am a bit worried about how they're going to turn individual episodes into one storyline? I suppose we'll find out soon enough, right? "What you're about to watch is a nightmare. It is not meant to be prophetic; it need not happen. It's the fervent and urgent prayer of all men of goodwill that it never shall happen. But in this place, in this moment, it does happen. This is the Twilight Zone."