Directors Christopher Nolan & Michael Bay are Being Considered for the New Twilight Zone Movie

Warner Bros. is serious about moving forward with a new film based on the classic television show. Also in the mix to direct are Alfonso Cuaron and Rupert Wyatt.

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By Paul Romano - 9/30/2011
Variety/Showblitz is reporting that Warner Bros. is looking into a brand new Twilight Zone film, reviving a franchise of TV shows and films which began in 1959. WB is reportedly looking at several big name directors to helm the film, among them Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight), Michael Bay (Transformers) and Rupert Wyatt (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes). Harry Potter director David Yates is also reportedly being considered as well.



Mutual interest is brewing between WB and at least three individuals: Christopher Nolan, Michael Bay and Alfonso Cuaron, Variety's Justin Kroll exclusively reports. There’s also a dark horse in the mix: Rupert Wyatt, whose RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES drew rave reviews and more than $400 million worldwide.


Variety goes on to say that Nolan has emerged as the front-runner, but there's a possibility that he won't take it due to the similarities of The Twilight Zone to his last film, Inception.

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Thunderkutfo - 9/30/2011, 2:23 PM
I'd like to see Seth Macfarlane as a Rod Serling type host too!
Supes17 - 9/30/2011, 2:32 PM
[frick] Michael Bay. He's good with action but his stories suck.
Never heard of the third guy.
Nolan is pretty good with mind[frick] movies and cerebral plots. I'm sure he'd do a great job.
Supes17 - 9/30/2011, 2:34 PM
I don't think he would accept it. I read somewhere that he was thinking of doing a Howard Hughes biopic. Not sure.
InSpace - 9/30/2011, 2:35 PM
-____- nothing could top the original, if they do make a film they should just make it an anthology film like the previous film
PaulRom - 9/30/2011, 2:36 PM
@Superman17 Yeah, that's the project he wanted to do after TDKR. Not sure if he can do that before/after a Twilight Zone film however.
SHHH - 9/30/2011, 2:37 PM
I'm All For Nolan...
headlopper - 9/30/2011, 2:55 PM
What!!? I'm liken' the sound of this!
Speaking of sci-fi, a new 'Fringe' on tonight(east coast,US) at 9:00.
RockNRollCC - 9/30/2011, 2:56 PM
After Inception, i could definately see Nolan doing this. Make it so!
SHHH - 9/30/2011, 3:04 PM
Hard To Top THis





NOLANITE - 9/30/2011, 3:07 PM
I'm gonna have to say Nolan, but like someone above said, hes planning on taking a year off after TDKR and then jumping into that Hughes biopic. I say let Good ol Rupert do it.
Nubase - 9/30/2011, 3:08 PM
a micheal bay twilight zone movie!!??

Nolan won't be doing this, his next movie will be the one he wanted to film for a long time and that the howard hughes movie, he almost made after he did the prestige but then put it on hold cos scorcese made the aviator. Nolans already written the screenplay.
HelaGood - 9/30/2011, 3:09 PM
bay would not work with twilight zone. bad combo.

and this should be tv not movie.
HelaGood - 9/30/2011, 3:09 PM
@NOLANITE what Hughes biopic?
nailbiter111 - 9/30/2011, 3:14 PM
i like all the choices, but bay. bay has no business in the list, not cause he is bad or anything. i feel this way because you can't tell a twilight story on explosions, yah just can't do it.
theboywonder - 9/30/2011, 3:14 PM
The black and white version was such a good show. Serling was the man.
TerminatorMode - 9/30/2011, 3:16 PM
i try not to pigeonhole directors but i feel that bay can only do movies with explosions - i have no idea why he's being considered for this
grifter - 9/30/2011, 3:20 PM
I wonder if someone will die gruesomely in this? Like in real life I mean?
Dev7 - 9/30/2011, 3:22 PM
A Twilight Zone movie is right up Nolan's alley but he would never do it since he only does movies where he is involved partly in writing it. Bay doing a twilight zone movie is laughable at best.

I think they should give it to the PoTA director Rupert.
krooklyndodger - 9/30/2011, 3:23 PM
Nolan above Bay. Bay shouldn't even be in the equation. TZ isn't the type of the movie for Bay.
FoxForce5 - 9/30/2011, 3:26 PM
That list is like the old Sesame Street game where they show 4 picture on the screen and ask, "Which one of these doesn't belong?"

Any idea which one of those directors doesn't belong?... Okay, it's not exactly a tough game now, is it?
95 - 9/30/2011, 3:32 PM
DAVID YATES.

@HelaGood

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/02/christopher_nolan_howard_hughes_biopic.html
superotherside - 9/30/2011, 3:40 PM
If they make one: Nolan! :)
DCnerd46 - 9/30/2011, 3:57 PM
I'm a huge Twilight Zone fan, they'd both screw it up! Screw Michael Bay, his movie suck. Don't hire Nolan either. I wish Rod Serling was still alive, The Twilight Zone is nothing without him.
HelaGood - 9/30/2011, 4:05 PM
@3D thanks. guess he cant use leo dicaprio since leo already played Hughes not too long ago (The Aviator)
heisei24 - 9/30/2011, 4:07 PM
Bay?WB knows how to tell a good joke.
AlexDeLarge87 - 9/30/2011, 4:09 PM
Okey now im lost are they looking only one director to helm this movie or many directors?

I mean the original had guys like John Landis, Joe Dante, George Miller & Steven Spielberg.
So i think it would be cool if they would get different directors to helm this new movie.
My vote goes to Alfonso Cuaron, Peter Jackson, Christopher Nolan, Danny Boyle, Gore Verbinski, Rupert Wyatt and David Fincher
nowtheresaBATman - 9/30/2011, 4:09 PM
haha Nolan obviously. After that as long as it isn't Bay I could care less.
freakybatman - 9/30/2011, 4:10 PM
NOlan would be great, but I dont want the movie to happen.
SpiderFan35 - 9/30/2011, 4:13 PM
So we can have a more "realistic' Twilight Zone where nothing supernatural happens or one where there are explosions every five minutes lol.
Ne0Baggins - 9/30/2011, 4:16 PM


Ne0Baggins - 9/30/2011, 4:17 PM
@SpiderFan35 Yeah, like all the non-supernatural stuff that happens in the Prestige and Inception.
AlexDeLarge87 - 9/30/2011, 4:20 PM
SHHH@ John Lithgow one of the greatest and creepiest actors ever!;)
KidGoku - 9/30/2011, 4:20 PM
Nolan duh.
AlexDeLarge87 - 9/30/2011, 4:24 PM
If i gotta choose one of those four they are looking at.
I choose Alfonso Cuaron.
AlexDeLarge87 - 9/30/2011, 4:25 PM
Peter Jackson would be bullseye
bababoozer - 9/30/2011, 4:36 PM
Oh boy. TZ is sooo easy to mess up.
BigK1337 - 9/30/2011, 4:40 PM
If this happens, please for the love of god give it to Nolan instead of Bay (or at least del Toro, that guy would be perfect).
wbrowning79 - 9/30/2011, 4:44 PM
Nolan man Nolan!!!!
Bandrews1 - 9/30/2011, 4:47 PM
Christopher Nolan and Michael Bay on the same movie, I def can't see that happening.
Supes17 - 9/30/2011, 4:48 PM
Nolan would make such a mind[frick] of a movie that the theater employees would have to spend weeks cleaning brain matter off the seats :p
I hope he at least considers it.
I was hooked on Inception for months!
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