Tuesday, November 6, 2012

DiCaprio’s Twilight Zone


No Henry Bemis or broken glasses at the end of the world. No pig face people. No Kanamites or stop watches

I have an updated on the new, The Twilight Zone Movie that seems to keeps getting jammed in the Hollywood movie machine, like paper in a shitty printers. As you may or may not know Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way production team has taken on the project. Though the Production company has been affiliated with some successful projects like, The Assassination of Richard Nixon and The Aviator, it's hard to say when the new Twilight Zone Film will actually be a go or if it will forever remain a cult tease like the announcement of a live-action adaptation of the 1980s Manga and Anime cult classic, Akira, that has yet to materialize. 
According to our friend Janice Kay over at sciencefiction.com the plot has been revealed: 

"Many have been wondering about the ‘Twilight Zone’ movie which has been pretty much shrouded in mystery except for the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company will be producing the film and that it would consist of a single tale (unlike the original movie attempt). Now, the plot of the film has emerged and part of the mystery has been solved. ...

At least now fans who have been waiting for the film to materialize can have an idea what the ‘Twilight Zone’ movie will be about. According to Vulture, the film 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.'"

I don't know if a single story could carry, The Twilight Zone franchise, or if it's necessary to attach the franchise name to the film. Shit, I'm mean, M. Night Shyamalan's films are often made in the same vein as a Twilight Zone episode but aren't worthy of the name. For me the meat of, The Twilight Zone was the fact that they were basically short stories that felt like novels or a precursor to one. 95% of Twilight Zone Episodes were 30min, but by the time the credits were rolling and you began factoring in the what ifs and what could happens next, shit it might as well  have been a film. Who am I? Maybe they can pull it off. I for one would love to see it in the traditional format; a great succinct story, great because of the acting and the quality of the writing first, and the special fx secondly. I know I sound nuts (and I am) but I'm sorry Hollyweird takes too many liberties (especially when the creator of the property has no say so) -and that drives me nuts. How many books, comic books, biographies, etc. can you watch get butchered... I'm gonna stop hear n breathe... 

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