There are few television shows as important as 'The Twilight Zone.' Correction, there are few shows as good as 'The Twilight Zone,' Rod Serling's immortal science fiction, horror and fantasy anthology series that ran from 1959 to 1964 and helped define how great genre fiction could be on the small screen (and in general).
Now, after a movie in 1983 ('Twilight Zone: The Movie') and two series revivals in 1985 and 2002, Deadline reports that 'The Twilight Zone' is ready to head to the big screen again, courtesy of Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way production company and their newly hired screenwriter, Jason Rothenberg, whose last script was an adaptation of the science fiction novel, 'The Sparrow,' which is still in pre-production. It's too early to know exactly what the folks at Appian Way and their scribe will be shooting for; whether it will be a feature-length adaptation of a classic episode, a new story in the spirit of the series or an anthology film with different directors tackling different segments, like the previous 'Twilight Zone' film. The best option is obviously anthology route, which won't threaten to extend the 30-minute stories beyond their limit and will hopefully allow a lot of cool, talented filmmakers and actors to get involved.