The Twilight Zone has long-etched its own particular place in pop-culture history, but did you know CBS had to cancel it three separate times? Or that Orson Welles was deemed too expensive to narrate? Unlock this door with the key of imagination, as, the 27th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ moves into a land of both shadow and substance, of frightful facts and ideas from The Twilight Zone!
The Twilight Zone
There are few shows as beloved and important to fans of genre cinema as Rod Serling's 'The Twilight Zone,' which ran from 1959 to 1964 and set a gold standard for science-fiction, horror and fantasy on television. The show's legacy is so strong that it's survived several TV reboots and a mediocre 1983 film adaptation ... but can it survive 'Tron Legacy' and 'Oblivion' director Joseph Kosinski, who is in negotiations to take the series to the big screen again?
It has nothing to do with that other 'Twilight,' nor is it merely a series about a scary door, but 'The Twilight Zone' might be ready for a new generation. Sources are saying that acclaimed 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' director Bryan Singer has closed a deal to update the sci-fi/horror classic anthology series for the modern generation (again), likely to land on CBS. What will Bryan Singer bring to a modern 'Twilight Zone?'
Warner Brothers has been looking to make a new version of a 'The Twilight Zone' movie for a while now, and had Matt Reeves (director of 'Cloverfield' and 'Let Me In') attached with a script being rewritten by Anthony Peckham (who wrote the upcoming 'Jack Ryan'). Now it looks like the project is up for grabs as Reeves has left the project.