Leonardo DiCaprio's production company, Appian Way, has been working on getting a single-story Twilight Zone movie onto the big screen since 2009. A new report suggests that Warner Bros. is now talking to a number of in-demand directors about taking on the project.

According to Variety, Christopher Nolan, Michael Bay, Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men), and Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) are among the names being considered by Warner Bros. With the Harry Potter franchise wrapped up and DC superhero movies not being a guaranteed win for the studio each time, they are looking for a property to turn into their next big franchise. With a known name like The Twilight Zone and a top director, Warner Bros. may see this as something they can turn into a multiple-picture franchise.

The plot of the film remains unknown, but it is not related to any specific episode of the TV series, although it is said that the film "touches on several themes from the Rod Sterling TV show". As mentioned above, it will be a single story and not an anthology film like 1983's Twilight Zone: The Movie.

Source: Variety