Christopher Nolan and DiCaprio reunite for Twilight Zone movie ?
Inception star Leonardo DiCaprio is producing a new Twilight Zone movie and everyone is tweeting and blogging that Christopher Nolan is the top of the list to direct.
Unlike the 1983 version, the new film will boast only a single storyline (from The Astronaut’s Wife writer Rand Ravich), which will touch on several themes from the original Rod Serling show, such as the idea that man’s fate is determined almost entirely by irony. And in keeping with ditching the anthology format (previously split up among Steven Spielberg, John Landis, Joe Dante, and George Miller), Warner Bros. is looking for just a single director this time
Everyone from “Warner Bros.” “Warner Bros Execs” “Variety” “Hollywood Insiders” and DiCaprio himself are said to be speiling of lists of three or four names including Michael Bay, Alfonso Cuaron and Rupert Wyatt, but always starting off with Nolan.
Anyway, not surprisingly, Nolan is considered the front-runner to take on the project, thanks to his close relationship with DiCaprio, who probably discussed the project with Nolan during their daily Harpo Marx mirror routine. However, Bay is also reportedly very interested—though given the tragedy that befell Vic Morrow on the first Twilight Zone, and Bay’s own history with on-set injuries, maybe not tempting fate is as good a reason as any to not have a Michael Bay-directed Twilight Zone movie. In the meantime, all four directors are probably wondering how they came to be suddenly trapped together, trying to determine the nature of their relationship and growing increasingly desperate with every passing moment, as they begin to turn on each other out of paranoid terror, until they discover that they’re the same but now everyone else is different, and also they time-traveled but it was Earth all along.
Nolan, as everyone knows, is currently filming The Dark Knight Rises, his third and final installment of the Batman trilogy starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, fellow Inception alums Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman.