The Twilight Zone Movie Is Still Happening, (Probably) Won’t Involve Pig People
The Future Is Now!
You remember that The Twilight Zone movie Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Appian Way production company is making? No? Well, it’s a thing that’s happening. Not much progress has been made in the five years since it was put into development; the only major recent announcement is that director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) ditched the project for the Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel.
Until a few days ago, that is, when out of nowhere came evidence that, holy crap, this Twilight Zone movie might actually still be happening, you guys! The evidence in question is a vague plot description; according to Vulture, the film will be about “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.”
Time travel and space travel in one film—sounds pretty cool. Forgive me if this comes off as a bit dense, but I don’t get how this is a Twilight Zone movie, necessarily—it just sounds like a particularly intriguing sci-fi thriller to me. Given the recent resurgence of horror anthologies (V/H/S, The ABC’s of Death, etc.), I’d more expect a Twilight Zone movie to take that format. Then again, that was already done with 1983’s Twilight Zone: The Movie, so maybe Appian Way wants to step it up a notch.
Whatever. As long as it’s good, I don’t care. Still keeping my fingers crossed for an airline-passenger-William-Shatner cameo, though.
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