Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 5:57 pm
The movie Carnival of Souls
comes immediately to mind. It's a great old film based of the TZ episode that I think was either called "The Hitcher" or "The Hitchhiker".
Rod Serling's good friend John Frankenheimer did a very Twilight Zone-esque film called Seconds
starring Rock Hudson. He also directed the Rod Serling film Seven Days in May
Those are the only one's that come immediately to mind. Give me an hour or so and I'll probably come up with quite a few more.
Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:49 am
Submitted for your approval: As members of the Writers Guild of America gather this weekend to honor their best, thatâ€™s always a good time to remember Rod Serling, arguably the most influential TV writer the medium ever produced.
As the creator of â€œThe Twilight Zoneâ€
Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:54 am
[quote]Not one to take it easy, super-busy Singer is currently developing a reboot of sci-fi TV classic, The Twilight Zone. On that venture, Singer told us:
â€œIâ€™ve taken over The Twilight Zone. Iâ€™d love to direct one - at least the pilot. Itâ€™s really not easy to jumpstart an anthology show, particularly because itâ€™s hard to pair them with other things. The production is complex too, because you donâ€™t have scanning sets and you have a revolving cast. But I like the challenge.
â€œIf we can get Twilight Zone to a place where A-list talent is participating, then it would emulate the experience of the Rod Serling show which had, you know, William Shatner, Agnes Moorehead, Burgess Meredithâ€¦ all these terrific actors doing these really serious morality tales. If we achieve that it could be really something.â€
Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:36 pm
but close... it was lifted from Harlan Ellison's Outer Limits episode "Soldier". After a , Ellison's name was even put into the credits of The Terminator.