Are you a huge TWILIGHT ZONE fan like myself? Have you seen every episode and have many committed to memory? If so, this news about a possible plot for the brand new TWILIGHT ZONE film will bring a smile to your face.
Warner Bros. is developing The Twilight Zone (based on the venerated Rod Serling sci-fi TV series that also sparked a 1983 film), that until recently was to be directed Matt Reeves (Cloverfield). It follows 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.
As AICN points out, this plot sounds an awful lot like “The Last Flight”, a 1960 episode of the series starring Kenneth Haigh and written by the legendary Richard Matheson. The episode was about a World War I pilot who flies through a bizarre fog and lands in 1959. Uh oh. While that’s not a 96 year gap, it’s pretty similar.
This isn’t confirmed, though, and there’s still a lot of unknowns about THE TWILIGHT ZONE. Most importantly, who will direct the damn thing? Matt Reeves was going to take it on but then he signed up for DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES instead. Come on, WB, get someone on this ASAP.