The Twilight Zone film is reportedly having some difficulty moving forward, according to Cinema Blend. Despite the troubles, a new plot synopsis for the project has been released.
Produced by Leonard DiCaprio, the new Twilight Zone movie has been in the works since around 2008. In the four years after the announcement, the script has undergone a number of rewrites from no less than three different writers. Scribes Jason Rothenberg, Joby Harold, and Tony Peckham, have all tried their hand at bringing the film to life at one point in time.
Unlike the previous big screen adaptation of Rod Sterling’s classic Twilight Zone series, this version will not be an anthology. Instead, the film will tackle only one plotline, which reportedly has to do with time travel.
Vulture claims that the film will follow the adventures of “a test pilot who winds up breaking the speed of light; when he puts down his craft, he discovers that he’s landed a bit late for supper — 96 years late.” The picture is mentioned in the same breath as other time travel-oriented motion pictures.
According to Slash Film, the main character will be an astronaut who unexpected finds himself tumbling through time. Although characters and a plot have been hammered out, nobody has been cast in the film as of this writing. In fact, the film’s previous director, Matt Reeves, has moved on to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes for the time being.
The first Twilight Zone movie was released in 1983. Directed such cinematic talent as John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, and George Miller, the film showcased four spooky tales featuring a number of recognizable Hollywood talent. Sadly, a helicopter crash during the filming of Landis’ segment would claim the life of Hollywood veteran Vic Morrow and two children.
Are you looking forward to the Leonard DiCaprio-produced Twilight Zone movie?