Nolan, others may be slipping into 'THE TWILIGHT ZONE'
Warner Bros. is clearly bent on transporting its untitled TWILIGHT ZONE pic to a higher dimension, as the studio is focusing on top-tier directors — much as it did in its 1983 version. But unlike that pic, which had four helmers steering separate segments, this project will feature a single storyline and one director. Mutual interest is brewing between WB and at least three individuals: Christopher Nolan, Michael Bay and Alfonso Cuaron, Variety's Justin Kroll exclusively reports. (Insiders also say David Yates was on the short list, though his prospects have waned.) Nolan has emerged as the front-runner to get the offer, and though his close relationship with the studio is well documented, it’s not clear whether he’d take on the project, given its similarities to INCEPTION. 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. 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).Read Full Article