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Warner Bros. taps Fringe & Falling Skies writer for The Twilight Zone movie

If you look in the pages of my fifth grade yearbook, you'll find a picture of me smiling next to a framed photograph of Twilight Zone screenwriter, producer, and narrator Rod Serling. The reason for this is because my teacher at the time, Mr. Gizmondi, was obsessed with both THE TWILIGHT ZONE and THE OUTER LIMITS. On days when my class had earned a reward, Mr. Gizmondi would often let us watch episodes of Rod Serling's bizarre sci-fi musings. Those were good times, and that's part of why I'm pumped up to share that Warner Bros. has found their writer for THE TWILIGHT ZONE in FRINGE and FALLING SKIES alum Christine Lavaf.

As you may recall, THE TWILIGHT ZONE has remained "in-the-works" since 2009, though it looks as if the spiral has officially started turning with Lavaf coming aboard. The film hails from Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way banner where DiCaprio and his partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran are producing. 

THE TWILIGHT ZONE was created by Rod Serliing and ran as a series on CBS from 1959 to 1964. Growing up, I remember feeling like the show was something of a taboo. For me, it was one of the few times when family members and guests of all ages would gather around the Channel 11 New Year's Twilight Zone Marathon, and get their geek on as equals in sci-fi. Serling's tales touched upon many themes in the science fiction and horror genres, with a fair bit of drama and sadness peppered throughout to give the characters depth and agency. Serling penned 92 of the show's 156 episodes himself.

Here's hoping that THE TWILIGHT ZONE shapes up to be something really special. If you're in the mood to check out THE TWILIGHT ZONE television series, every season of the series is available right now for you to own and get weird with. Or, if you're feeling bold, why not catch up with TWIN PEAKS? Aspects of that show sure do feel like they could exist within the Twilight Zone, don't they?

Extra Tidbit: The Looney Toons and The Twilight Zone couldn't be more different, but the two franchises converged when Warner Brothers and DC Comics released The Looney Zone. The comic series parodied many of Serling's most classic episodes by using the Looney Tunes as the main characters.
Source: Variety

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