You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension – a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into… Hollywood. Oh, sorry, were you expecting the Twilight Zone just then? Well no worries, you may soon get it. Believe it or not, Warner Bros. has been working on a Twilight Zone movie since 2009, but they just couldn’t seem to nail anything down – until now. The studio has just brought aboard Christine Lavaf to handle the screenplay for the movie, and production is now back on.
Lavaf comes from successes like Fringe, Falling Skies, and the MonsterVerse. With her addition to the team, it seems the Twilight Zone movie might finally receive the magic touch it’s been lacking. In 2013, it was revealed that Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski might also be directing this one. However, we don’t know if that’s still the case. We certainly don’t know anything about the plot, but we do know this isn’t the first Twilight Zone film to be released.
That’s right, there is precedence for the show moving to the big screen. In 1983, a sort of anthology hit the video market, comprised of three episodes from the television show and one original plot line. This new movie, however, will focus on a single story. Whether it’s going to be an original work or an adaptation is up in the air, but an original story is a pretty safe bet considering the trouble the production crew has had with the writing so far. Let’s face it – Rod Serling, the creator of Twilight Zone, is not easily surpassed, let alone matched.
What does it take to reanimate a fossil? What does it take to breathe life into a shell? Formerly these secrets were known only to God, but mankind is on the cusp of cracking that immaculate code. When we do, what will we find? Perhaps we ourselves will become gods… in the Twilight Zone.