According to a report from Variety, Warner Bros. are looking to push on with their plans for a cinematic revival of the classic TV anthology series The Twilight Zone, with the studio said to be mulling over a shortlist of three potential A-list directors in Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises), Michael Bay (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) and Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), all of whom are thought to be interested. Other names rumoured to be in contention include Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and David Yates (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2), but it seems all indications point to Warner Bros. favourite Christopher Nolan being the front-runner for the project.
Created by Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone originally ran for 156 episodes between 1959 and 1964 and eventually made its way to the big screen in 1983 with Twilight Zone: The Movie, which was produced by Steven Spielberg and featured segments directed by Spielberg, John Landis, Joe Dante and George Miller. Talk of this latest reboot first began in 2008 when Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way entered negotiations for the rights to develop big-budget Twilight Zone movie consisting of a single ‘VFX heavy’ tale, but it is unclear at the moment whether Warner Bros. intend reunite Nolan with his Inception star or move forward a brand new take on the material.
If you ask me, I’d go for the anthology approach again and sign them all up – the thought of Nolan and Bay working on a movie together is already much more bizarre than anything Serling ever cooked up.