Set in a quarantined Las Vegas in the not-too-distant future, “Army” revolves around a father who tries to save his daughter from imminent death in a zombie-infested Las Vegas.
It follows a test pilot who winds up breaking the speed of light; when he puts down his craft, he discovers that he’s landed a bit late for supper — 96 years late. The companies are not seeking to remake an episodic movie, as the only big-screen version of the show did 25 years ago, but rather hope to build one continuing story line based on one or more episodes. It’ll be one director and one storyline.
The epic action of Edge of Tomorrow unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again.
But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
Hiding within an article on time travel over at Vulture, they reveal the plot for Warner Bros. Pictures The Twilight Zone, a long work in progress pieced together by writers Joby Harold, Tony Peckham, Rand Ravich and Jason Rothenberg.
“It follows a test pilot who winds up breaking the speed of light; when he puts down his craft, he discovers that he’s landed a bit late for supper — 96 years late.”
As AICN pointed out, it resembles the Feb. 5, 1960 episode “The Last Flight,” the first “Twilight Zone” scripted by Richard Matheson. It followed a British biplane pilot fighting World War I in 1917 who finds himself passing through a strange cloud and ending up on an American air base in 1959. You can watch the episode inside.
The feature is based on the venerated Rod Serling sci-fi TV series that also sparked a 1983 film. Cloverfield and Let Me In‘s Matt Reeves was originally slated to direct. There’s been no replacement as of yet. READ MORE
Justin Kroll of Variety just reported some disheartening news that deeply saddens me.
Due to scheduling conflicts, looks like Matt Reeves will not be helming The Twilight Zone for Warner Bros.
Christopher Nolan, Alfonso Cuaron, Michael Bay and Rupert Wyatt were all originally on that short list, so it wouldn’t be that surprising if one of them jumps in for the latest incarnation of the popular TV series. None of them excite me like Reeves does. Bummer.
Joby Harold, Tony Peckham, Rand Ravich and Jason Rothenberg had been developing the screenplay for some time. The producers were not seeking to remake an episodic movie, as the only big-screen version of the show did 25 years ago, but rather hope to build one continuing story line based on one or more episodes. It’ll be one director and one storyline, said previous reports.
Matt Reeves, best known for directing Cloverfield and Let Me In, is also attached to Universal’s 8 O’Clock in the Morning, which John Carpenter’s They Live is based off.
Christensen plays a victim of “anesthetic awareness,” in which a patient remains awake but paralyzed during surgery.