3 October 2011

Warner Bros is (virtually) Spot On With Directors

Thanks to Empire, I have found out the possible directors of the new Twilight Zone film. Currently Christopher Nolan is the top choice. Thank God. After Memento, The Prestige and Inception, Nolan is perfect to direct a film based on The Twilight Zone, his signature brand of intelligence and insanity fits well with the tone of certain episodes of The Twilight Zone. Some of the other choices for directors are great as well. After Children of Men I really want to see what Alfonso Cuaron could do with The Twilight Zone and it's great to see offers coming in for David Yates and Rupert Wyatt following their success with the Harry Potter films and Rise of the Planet of the Apes respectively. There's one name on this list however which I find baffling to include. Warner Bros, you're making a serious sci-fi film which is meant to be really intelligent, why, in the name of God, is Michael Bay on the list. If the Transformers films are anything to go on, Bay shouldn't even be on a list of candidates to direct a Twilight Zone film. He can't do intelligence or suspense and I don't think there are many Twilight Zone episodes with the military in them for Bay to fantasize all over. If it was up to me, Nolan would be made director as soon as possible but then again Warner Bros could choose another director and, as long as it isn't Bay, I'll be happy with whoever they choose.

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