Movie Ruminations

‘Sinister’ director to handle ‘The Outer Limits’?!

logoIn the 1960’s there was a famous sci-fi anthology series, The Twilight Zone.  And then there was The Outer Limits.  The Outer Limits ran for 2 seasons before it was cancelled.  The show enjoyed a modern resurgence in the late 1990’s as a Showtime series before spending it’s last season on the Sci-Fi Channel.

MGM has now hired Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, writers of the brilliant Sinister and it’s sequel, to pen the new film.  From what I gather, it will not be an anthology style film like The Twilight Zone: The Movie or Tales From the Darkside: The Movie.  It will instead focus on an episode originally written by Harlan Ellison titled Demon With a Glass Hand.

THR had this to say about the episode in question:

The duo will be tackling time travel, alien invasion and genetic manipulation in adapting the episode, which focused on a man with no memory beyond the last 10 days of his life and a computerized hand who discovers he is from the future. The man is being hunted by an alien race who see him as key to their survival, but he soon discovers a more complex and terrifying truth.

Derrickson has stated over the years that he prefers The Outer Limits to The Twilight Zone.

Source- THR


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