Warner Bros. and Leonardo DiCaprio's production company Appian Way are in the early stages of requesting material for a feature version of one or more episodes from the classic TV series, The Twilight Zone.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio and production company are quietly putting out word to creators that they are looking for pitches and script ideas based on the show for feature development.
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.
Warners owns rights to the Rod Serling-penned episodes, which comprise the bulk of its 1959-64 run. The Serling shows include famous episodes such as "To Serve Man," about giant aliens who land on Earth to serve humans as food, and Eye of the Beholder, about an inverted society where the attractive are considered ugly. About 155 episodes of the original series exist.
A feature adaptation could be a passion project of sorts for DiCaprio, who in interviews has cited The Twilight Zone as his favorite show.
No production date has been set.