The Twilight Zone is one of the greatest shows in history. No, I’m not talking about the new one hosted by Jordan Peele, although I’m not insulting that one either. It’s just hard to imagine any revival or offshoot ever matching the original’s greatness.
While he was surrounded by lots of other great cast and crew members that helped bring the show to life, creator Rod Serling was no doubt the main visionary that made The Twilight Zone the amazing success it became. He also of course served as host.
It’s true that Serling is long since dead and gone, but the decades since his passing have done nothing to diminish his legacy. A Jewish man who fought in World War II, Serling also led an interesting life prior to his rise to fame, fortune, and glory in Hollywood.
Now, a new listing in Production Weekly (with a nod toward ComicBook.com for the spot) says that Serling is set to receive a biopic about his life, to be written and directed by Richard Kelly. Kelly is primarily known for his debut feature, cult hit Donnie Darko.
Details beyond that are scarce, but, presuming it’s anything like a “normal” biopic, this is likely to be Kelly’s most straightforward directorial project yet. Then again, when the subject is the man behind The Twilight Zone, maybe things won’t be normal after all.