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Well, well, well. Looks like the race is on between these group of talented directors. Warner Bros. is eyeing Christopher Nolan, Michael Bay, Alfonso Cuaron, and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” director Rupert Wyatt to direct a full-feature film about the “The Twilight Zone”.
Nolan would have no problem to accept the position if he wanted to considering he has one hell of a relationship with WB thanks to his successful Batman films, but Variety says he’s not sure he’s up for the part because he feels it closely resembles “Inception”.
Bay’s also being considered high on the list to direct “Twilight Zone” because of how much dough all his films make, but because “Pain and Gain,” a black comedy set in the world of competitive bodybuilding, could cause conflicts, that’s a bit of an obstacle on his end for the directorial spot.
Alfonso Cuaron meanwhile, who directed ’04’s “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” could take the spot considering he’s wrapping up work on his latest film “Gravity” and that pretty much leaves his schedule wide open.
Now while either of these directors could land the job, there creeps another director in the corner. WB is also considering “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” director Rupert Wyatt given how well it did in theaters and since then, hasn’t committed to another film.
Leonardo DiCaprio would produce through his Appian Way shingle, along with Jennifer Killoran Davisson and George DiCaprio.
While plot details are under wraps, sources say the film would be a single storyline that touches on several themes from the Rod Sterling TV show that ran from 1959-1964.
The 1983 “Twilight Zone” pic was split into four stories, each helmed by an A-list director: Steven Spielberg, John Landis (“Animal House”) Joe Dante (“Gremlins”) and George Miller (“Mad Max”).
So with all that info, I must ask: Who do you think should direct “The Twilight Zone” film? One of the four names mentioned above or someone else not on the list?