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"Twilight Zone" Episode Turned into a Movie

Posted: March 25th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Twilight Zone" Episode Turned into a MovieSubmit Comment
Summit is moving forward with "Countdown," a sci-fi action tale based on a classic "Twilight Zone" episode, and has attached scribe Michael Brandt to direct.

Brandt will make his directorial debut with the futuristic film, which revolves around a group of astronauts who land on a planet only to find a crashed spaceship and corpses that eerily resemble their own. They then must piece together where they are and whether they might in fact already be dead.

The episode, titled "Death Ship," was penned by featured "Twilight Zone" scribe Richard Matheson, who based it on his own short story published in a sci-fi magazine a number of years earlier.

Brandt is rewriting the screenplay with his writing partner Derek Haas; it is based on an original screenplay by Stephen Gregg and Scott Burn. Brandt and Haas have collaborated on such movies as "3:10 to Yuma" and "2 Fast 2 Furious," and they wrote the screenplay for the upcoming tentpole "Wanted" from Universal.

The movie, which Brandt said could go into production as early as late summer, is expected to cost in the $30 million range.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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