The story of the long-gestating Twilight Zone film could in and of itself become a Twilight Zone episode, seeing how it features endless attempts to achieve a task that never quite comes together—much like a cruel episode of the old TV series, a dream can seem totally possible until you get close to it, at which point it becomes a nightmare. The Twilight Zone film (produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, by the way) has been in development since 2008 and, as Cinema Blend notes, has undergone numerous rewrites by various writers. Then it scored a director in the form of Matt Reeves, who then bailed to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. And, to add yet another cruel tease, we now know the plot of the film.
Unlike the original Twilight Zone film, which was an anthology of multiple tales, this new film will feature only one story—which is a bit odd, unless perhaps the plan is to release multiple film, each telling a different story. That said, this film will feature a time travel tale, in which a test pilot who manages to break the speed of light and “when he puts down his craft, he discovers that he’s landed a bit late for supper—96 years late.”
That doesn’t sound very Twilight Zone-ish (though it does sound a lot like the Mel Gibson 90s vehicle Forever Young, in which he plays a WWII-era test pilot who freezes himself into the future), but hey, what do we know. That said, if you don’t like the plot, don’t worry—the way things are going, you won’t see this film in theaters for another 96 years anyway.
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Source: Cinema Blend