‘Twilight Zone’ Episodes Heading to the Big Screen via Fathom Events
This year marks the 60th anniversary of The Twilight Zone, the classic TV series hosted by Rod Serling. To honor the auspicious occasion CBS Entertainment has teamed with Fathom Events to present six classic episodes on the big screen alongside a new documentary short titled Remembering Rod Serling on November 14, 2019.
This is the first time any episode from the original series has been presented in full on the big screen according to The Hollywood Reporter and Fathom Events.
Created by Serling, The Twilight Zone set the gold standard for anthology television which, though many have tried, few have been able to replicate.
The six episodes represent some of the series’ finest work. Check out the full lineup of featured episodes below, and purchase tickets here for this incredible event.
“Walking Distance”–Original air date October 30, 1959: Gig Young stars as Martin Sloan, an advertising executive who pulls into a service station near his hometown. Deciding to walk the rest of the way home, he slips through time and learns a lesson one can only learn in The Twilight Zone.
“Time Enough at Last”–Original air date November 20, 1959: Possibly one of the most famous episodes of the classic series ever made, the story centers on Henry Bemis, played by the incredible Burgess Meredith, a bank clerk whose only real desire is to immerse himself in books. Beaten down by everyone from his boss to his wife for his constant reading, Bemis seeks an escape from the world. Hiding away in the bank vault during his lunch break to read, Henry is the sole survivor a nuclear blast. With all the time in the world to read his treasured books, what could possibly go wrong?
“The Invaders”–Original air date January 27, 1961: Written by the legendary Richard Matheson and starring Agnes Moorehead, this episode centers on a lonely woman on a desolate farm who finds herself accosted by tiny “spacemen” after a small spacecraft lands on the roof of her home. The episode features brilliant storytelling with almost no dialogue, and Moorehead’s performance has to be seen to be believed.
“The Monsters are Due on Maple Street”–Original air date March 4, 1960: This classic tale of paranoia, finds the residents of a suburban neighborhood turning on each other after a mysterious celestial event precedes power outages and other strange occurrences on their street. Soon fingers are pointed, neighbors blamed, and before the night is through, they’ll learn that not all monsters come from the outside. Some live right next door.
“Eye of the Beholder”–Original air date November 11, 1960: Donna Douglas stars as Janet Tyler, a woman who has gone through numerous treatments in an attempt to look “normal.” She lives her life with her head wrapped in bandages, hoping and praying that this treatment worked so that she can avoid being sent away to a colony to live with other people like her. The episode is responsible for one of the most iconic images of The Twilight Zone.
“To Serve Man”–Original air date March 2, 1962: Lloyd Bochner and Richard Kiel star in this episode whose title is one of the more clever plays on words for a series that’s full of them. A mysterious alien race lands on a troubled Earth offering help, hope, and a chance for survival. But are their intentions really pure? The episode has been parodied numerous times, including the prestigious Treehouse of Horror treatment by The Simpsons.
John Wick in Development for a Sequel and a Video Game
John Wick 4 was a complete blast and the ending pointed at the odd fact that John Wick might actually be… dead. I didn’t believe it for a second. Not John Wick. The dude is a tank. Lionsgate has already greenlit development for a John Wick 5.
That isn’t all the studio has in store though. It also appears that we will receive a big triple-A game based on the Baba Yaga.
“What is official is that, as you know, Ballerina is the first spinoff that comes out next year,” President of Lionsgate Joe Drake said, “We’re in development on three others, including and including television series, “The Continental”, will be airing soon. And so, we’re building out the world and when that fifth movie comes, will be organic — will be organically grown out of how we’re starting to tell those stories. But you can rely on a regular cadence of John Wick.”
In addition to those awesome projects, we also have The Continental TV spinoff coming and a whole new Ballerina film based on the assassins introduced in John Wick 3.
The synopsis for John Wick 4 went like this:
With the price on his head ever increasing, legendary hit man John Wick takes his fight against the High Table global as he seeks out the most powerful players in the underworld, from New York to Paris to Japan to Berlin.
Are you guys excited about a John Wick 5 and a full-on, shoot-em-up video game based on Wick? Let us know in the comments section.
Tim Burton Documentary Features Winona Ryder, Johnny Depp, and Other Regulars
Tim Burton will always be a part of horror for us. He has a page indexed here and we love it. From Beetlejuice to Ed Wood the director has broken the mold time and time again. A documentary focused on Burton is headed to Cannes this year and will feature all of the director’s co-conspirators in action.
The four-part documentary features Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Jenna Ortega, composer Danny Elfman, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito, Mia Wasikowska, and Christoph Waltz. All of these awesome actors to talk about their time with Burton.
“Tim continues to build his aesthetic, the Burton-esque style, derived from a wealth of art, cinematic, and literary genres,” the release says “The documentary explores how Burton brings his vision to life through his own joyous idiosyncrasy and his ability to meld the ominous and the frightful with a sense of whimsy. Tim’s films are just the tip of the iceberg.”
The documentary will take us through Burton’s life and many adored films.
Are you excited to see Burton’s documentary? Let us know in the comments section.
‘The Last of Us’ Fans Have a Really Long Wait Till Second Season
The Last of Us was a big hit with fans. It brought in both fans of the game as well as new fans entirely. It managed to give gut punches in the feels and still managed to create a terrifying experience. That’s great and all but the long wait for fans isn’t going to be an easy one.
While the writers strike wages on and the powers that be drag their heels to give the writers the wages that they should be getting paid, it is not an easy ride for fans.
The Last of Us was already going to take a year at the minimum to get back to season 2 premiere. But with the writers strike in action those timelines have been pushed even further back.
Writer, Francesca Orsi of The Last of Us says that it looks like at the moment there could be a 2025 date in mind… and that is saying everything does work out.
“We will have to assess what is the end of the ’24 schedule, what are the shows that are going to be delivered for 2025. At this point, those shows that I’m looking to air wouldn’t necessarily be ready if this strike lasts six to nine months. So yes, that’s a big question for us, but I think we’ll cross that road once we come to it.” Orsi said.
We are all at the mercy of the writers and the hands that need to feed them. So, the wait could get really long depending on the amount of greed that the folks in charge have.
What do you think about the long wait for a second season of The Last of Us? Let us know in the comments section.