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11.05.2012
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Warner Brothers has had an adaptation of Rod Serling's seminal TV show "The Twilight Zone" in the works for some time now, having recently gained (and subsequently lost) director Matt Reeves. And while there is no update yet as to who might be on the docket to direct in place of Reeves, we do now have a better (albeit somewhat unnofficial) idea as to both the plot and structure of the upcoming movie. 

Unlike the last theatrical release bearing the "Twilight Zone", Warner Bros.' film will feature a single story played out over the course of the whole runtime rather than an episodic structure.  And what will that single story be about exactly? It will follow "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."

His partner's going to be a wee bit pissed about that, I expect.  And dead, so that sorta sucks too.  If this is indeed the plot that Warner Bros. chooses to stick with, I do hope that the number 96 isn't arbitrary and that some "Twilight Zone-y" wierdness is mined from its insertion into multiple elements of the movie. 

But what say you? Do you wish that the movie's structure had been that of an anthology, or are you fine with the idea of following the events of a single story?

Extra Tidbit: Conversely, should Warner Bros. just let this whole thing go at this point?
Source: Vulture

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12:24PM on 11/05/2012
if it's just one story, then it should be a stand-alone movie. why bring in the name Twilight Zone at all? i'd prefer an episodic style with different directors. JJ Abrams, Darren Aronofsky, Gullermo Del Toro, Oren Peli
if it's just one story, then it should be a stand-alone movie. why bring in the name Twilight Zone at all? i'd prefer an episodic style with different directors. JJ Abrams, Darren Aronofsky, Gullermo Del Toro, Oren Peli
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9:56AM on 11/05/2012
Hmm, I think it should work as a multi-stories movie, say, 3-4 short movies.
Hmm, I think it should work as a multi-stories movie, say, 3-4 short movies.
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9:31AM on 11/05/2012

TWILIGHT ZONE RULES! SO DON'T F#*K IT UP WARNER BROS.!!!

I think it's wonderful news that they are making a new TWILIGHT ZONE Film! I've been on a Twilight Zone kick lately. I downloaded ALL 156 episodes and even bought the book "More Stories From The Twilight Zone".
And now toady I read this artile. So, I'm excited about this and the story sounds like something right out of the beautiful mind of Rod Serling so, as long as Warner Bros stays true to the original series, I'm all for it!
I think one story could work fine instead of several. This is
I think it's wonderful news that they are making a new TWILIGHT ZONE Film! I've been on a Twilight Zone kick lately. I downloaded ALL 156 episodes and even bought the book "More Stories From The Twilight Zone".
And now toady I read this artile. So, I'm excited about this and the story sounds like something right out of the beautiful mind of Rod Serling so, as long as Warner Bros stays true to the original series, I'm all for it!
I think one story could work fine instead of several. This is great to intorduce The Twilight Zone to a new generation who has probably never heard of or seen the original series. And with the new film HITCHCOCK opening soon, maybe they will make an ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS movie!
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8:30AM on 11/05/2012
Seems an odd thing to do as a single story movie - the structure of The Twilight Zone (and indeed it's younger cousin The Outer Limits) was that of a narrator introducing a strange tale - to do that for one story seems a little incongruous, but without it it's not The Twilight Zone, it's just a B movie.
I don't doubt they can make some fun movies within the Twilight Zone's remit, but certainly a portmanteau style structure would make more sense, and would even be something of a novelty in
Seems an odd thing to do as a single story movie - the structure of The Twilight Zone (and indeed it's younger cousin The Outer Limits) was that of a narrator introducing a strange tale - to do that for one story seems a little incongruous, but without it it's not The Twilight Zone, it's just a B movie.
I don't doubt they can make some fun movies within the Twilight Zone's remit, but certainly a portmanteau style structure would make more sense, and would even be something of a novelty in modern multiplexes.
All that said, I'd rather see a movie of The Scary Door instead.
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