There's a 'Twilight Zone' reboot in the works, but there's a surprise twist
Rod Serling would approve of a twist of this magnitude.
As our nostalgia grows for our favorite TV shows of yesteryear, so do the number of reboots. It seems like every show is being revived due to the fans' insatiable demand for new episodes. Today, we can add one more series to that list.
The media company Interlude announced it's bringing back The Twilight Zone for another revival. While Rod Serling's fantastic 1959 anthology series has already been remade twice before, this time, there's a surprise twist: It's going to be interactive.
Interlude, a company that specializes in the creation of interactive video, announced the series will be adapted into an interactive live-action film. The company approached popular game developer Ken Levine to spearhead the new movie.
"...[The] Twilight Zone is something I grew up with," said Levine. "They speak to a larger truth. They're morality plays, fables, and often they're about a character who is going through an experience..."
Levine adds the goal of the new medium is to "explore the spaces between movies and games."
Previously, Interlude was behind an interactive video of Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" and Coca-Cola's interactive Super Bowl commercial featuring the Hulk and Ant-Man. The exposure from those popular projects allowed the studio to attract some of the industry's top talent and focus on larger scale ventures like The Twilight Zone film.
The project is still in its infancy, so eager fans waiting to hear more about it may have to hold on for a little longer.
"We've done a rough outline of what we want to do," said Levine. "Now we're stepping into the writing process, figuring out how... to make a narrative tale feel more personal for the viewer, and make them more engaged."