In 1983 there was a Twilight Zone film that featured four segments directed by Steven Spielberg, John Landis, Joe Dante and George Miller. This new film would focus on a single story with a single director. And all four choices are some of the better directors working today.
The choices are: Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception), Michael Bay(Bad Boys, Transformers), Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men) and Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). OK, so Michael Bay isn’t as good as the other three. And Wyatt isn’t as accomplished as the others. But damn, that’s a helluva list.
And they’re all very, very different. Michael Bay loves explosions, models and 360 shots. Nolan is more brooding and loves some mystery. Cuaron is super stylish and is killer at creating mood. Wyatt is good at making apes look real.
I’m split between Nolan and Cuaron on this. They’re the best of the four and their styles reflect The Twilight Zone in different ways. And in case you’re wondering, the film will touch on themes from the Rod Sterling TV series. I can’t even imagine a Michael Bay Twilight Zone. How the hell would that work? [Variety via ComingSoon]