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‘Get Out’ Deeper and Funnier Than Most ‘Serious’ Awards Contenders

‘Get Out’ Deeper and Funnier Than Most ‘Serious’ Awards Contenders
As our mothers told us, first impressions are lasting impressions. When Universal opened “Get Out” on Feb. 24, it was marketed as a horror movie. Now that the film is available for streaming, on HBO and on awards screeners (sent out Nov. 6), some industry folk are making a startling discovery: “Get Out” is Not a horror movie.

That was a good marketing hook, but the film, written and directed by Jordan Peele, is too original to pigeonhole: It’s a little Alfred Hitchcock, a little Mike Nichols, a little Rod Serling, but not really like any of them. It’s a deadpan social satire mixed with suspense. This week, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. agreed to consider it as a comedy for the Golden Globes; that was a good choice, because they don’t have a Too Complex To Label category.

The film was made by Blumhouse Prods. and Jason Blum says his company has two criteria: “Is it
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Do we really need a Twilight Zone revival in the era of Black Mirror?

The Get Out director, Jordan Peele, is being lined up to bring back the classic sci-fi anthology show, but with successors like Electric Dreams and a long list of abandoned reboots, should it be left alone?

TV executives love to revive famous old shows. And who can blame them when the X-Files is currently enjoying a new lease on life, the recent return of Twin Peaks proved such an unexpected joy and even the new version of the 80s shoulderpad-fest Dynasty seems to have found its audience?

The Twilight Zone, however, might well be a different matter entirely. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jordan Peele, the director of Get Out, has been selected to revive the venerable, spooky old sci-fi show for CBS All Access, which one would have to admit makes a certain sort of sense. Peele’s biting, horror-fuelled satire on race and richness would have made a
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8 ways The Twilight Zone influenced modern TV and film

Louisa Mellor Nov 12, 2017

The Twilight Zone casts a long shadow over today’s film and TV. We salute the legacy left by Rod Serling’s seminal series…

“Damn near immortal” is how Stephen King described The Twilight Zone in his 1981 study of creepy fiction Danse Macabre, and who could argue with that. Like any decent horror monster, Rod Serling’s 1960s anthology series keeps coming back from the grave. Only last week it was announced that CBS is planning to resurrect its award-winning show once again. The new series will be the latest of several revivals over the decades, including an upcoming stage production set to enjoy its world premiere at London’s Almeida Theatre this December.

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The Twilight Zone doesn’t just keep returning in its own right,
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Alpha: The Awakening: A Post-Apocalyptic Flick with Zombies and Aliens Inspired by '50s Sci-Fi Shows!

Giant Flick LLC., announced today that writer/director and actor Shahin Sean Solimon who is best known for helming and starring in the title Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage (2014) PG-13 is currently in production on the Sci-Fi/Horror title Alpha: The Awakening. The project promises to be a dramatic, character-driven ride about a man (Apollo) waking up as the last human on Earth. The project has many hidden metaphors and "easter eggs," along with practical effects, CGI/VFX, action, and aliens called “Octaliens” in this mind-bending movie. It is also being filmed with state-of-the-art technology and will be a full 4K HD movie. “I was a big fan of Rod Serling growing up. In fact, I would find myself cutting class to stay home and watch...

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CBS reviving The Twilight Zone with Jordan Peele and Marco Ramirez

With the long-gestating feature film still seemingly stuck in development hell, CBS has decided to take another trip to the fifth dimension, with the network planning to relaunch the classic anthology series The Twilight Zone for its CBS All Access streaming service.

CBS’ CEO Leslie Moonves has announced that the reboot is being produced by Get Out director Jordan Peele’s Moneypaw production company, with Marco Ramirez (Daredevil, The Defenders) set to pen the script and serve as showrunner.

Created by Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone originally ran on CBS between 1959 and 1964 and features tales of sci-fi, fantasy and suspense. It was revived both in 1985 and 2002, while the feature film Twilight Zone: The Movie was released in 1983.
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'Twilight Zone' TV Reboot Coming from Jordan Peele

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"It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity…” So goes Rod Serling’s memorable opening for The Twilight Zone, arguably one of the best TV series of all-time. Each episode served as a standalone story that excited storytellers and audiences alike; the possibilities were limitless. CBS CEO Leslie Moonves announced on Thursday that the dimension of imagination would be opening up once again, this time on CBS All Access. Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions is attached with Marco Ramirez (Daredevil and The Defenders) onboard as writer and showrunner, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Peele’s involvement seems particularly auspicious following this year’s surprise hit Get Out. The high concept horror film...

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'Twilight Zone' TV Reboot Coming from Jordan Peele

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"It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity…” So goes Rod Serling’s memorable opening for The Twilight Zone, arguably one of the best TV series of all-time. Each episode served as a standalone story that excited storytellers and audiences alike; the possibilities were limitless. CBS CEO Leslie Moonves announced on Thursday that the dimension of imagination would be opening up once again, this time on CBS All Access. Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw...

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Twilight Zone reboot for CBS All-Access in the works

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Today I found out that the classic sci-fi series, Twilight Zone, was in development For CBS All-access. As much as I like the twilight zone, once I saw it was for CBS all-access out of pure habit I said, “well I’m not paying to watch that show.” Of course, that was before I saw who was behind this latest revival of the show. None other than Get Out’s writer and director Jordan Peele.

The Twilight Zone was created/narrated by Rod Serling and aired on CBS from 1959 – 1964. This bizarre anthology series told stories from various genres, such as fantasy, sci-fi, & suspense, to name a few, which usually ended with a surprising twist. The series had been revived two times since the 60’s, the first in 1985 to 1989 and again in 2002 for only 1 season and was narrated by Forest Whitaker.

Jordan Peele, well known for the comedy central show Key and Peele
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It's Exactly the Right Time for The Twilight Zone Revival

It's Exactly the Right Time for The Twilight Zone Revival
CBS All Access could be entering another dimension and cross over to The Twilight Zone once again and this time, the remake could (and should) stick. The Twilight Zone is no stranger to remakes and revivals. The original series ran from 1959-1964. The first revival happened from 1985-1989, then there was CBS's Rod Serling's Lost Classics in 1994 and Upn gave us the last revival in 2002 with host Forest Whitaker. And here's where CBS All Access comes in. The streaming service is working on another revival with The Hollywood Reporter saying Jordan Peele of Key and Peele and Get Out fame producing from a script by The Defenders' Marco Ramirez. This Twilight Zone revival is poised to be a hit, for a number of...
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We Are So Here For Jordan Peele's Reported Reboot of The Twilight Zone

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Upon first hearing the news that The Twilight Zone is getting the dreaded reboot treatment, we were admittedly pretty nervous. Who has the stamina to cross a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity? Who could ever venture into the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge? While Rod Serling will forever remain our Twilight Zone fave, CBS All Access's remake of the classic has reportedly found a pretty worthy successor: Jordan Peele. While The Twilight Zone doesn't skew straight horror all the time, we have a feeling the former Key and Peele comedian will be able to expertly nail the show's trademark eerie feel. He's already proved his horror chops tenfold with Get Out, one of this year's best movies, and has another social thriller in the works for 2019. Although CBS
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The Twilight Zone: CBS All Access Developing Series Reboot

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Could The Twilight Zone be making a comeback? Deadline reports CBS All Access is developing a reboot of the classic TV show.Created by Rod Serling, the original anthology series featured a wide variety of stories, from sci-fi to fantasy to the macabre. The show initially ran on CBS for five seasons between 1959 and 1964. It was then briefly revived in both 1985 and 2002.Read More…
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Jordan Peele Reportedly Helming Newly Announced 'Twilight Zone' Revival on CBS All Access

Jordan Peele Reportedly Helming Newly Announced 'Twilight Zone' Revival on CBS All Access
After the critical and popular success of Star Trek: Discovery, CBS is reaching back into its rich history of programming to breathe new life into another iconic series: The Twilight Zone.

CBS President and CEO Les Mooves revealed on Thursday that the company is rebooting the spooky anthology horror series.

The latest Twilight Zone reboot is set to stream on CBS All Access, the same streaming media platform that serves as a home for Star Trek: Discovery and The Good Fight, among several other original programs.

What is particularly exciting for many fans is the reported involvement of actor and filmmaker Jordan Peele, who recently broke box office records with his acclaimed indie horror Get Out.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Twilight Zone reboot is being produced by Peele's Monkeypaw Productions, with The Defenders creator Marco Ramirez set to write the series and serve as
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CBS All Access Developing New The Twilight Zone Series, Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions Involved?

  • DailyDead
This past summer, it was revealed that Warner Bros. had hired a writer to work on a new Twilight Zone movie, and now a reboot of the seminal anthology series is reportedly in the works for the small screen, too.

According to THR, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves revealed today that the streaming service CBS All Access is preparing a reboot of Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone. There's no word yet if the series is actually moving forward of if it is just in the early stages of development, but THR believes that Get Out director Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions is behind the new Twilight Zone, and that Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy, Netflix's Daredevil) is lined up to write the new take on the series and be the showrunner.

CBS All Access has not confirmed Peele or Ramirez being involved with the new Twilight Zone, however, so
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The Twilight Zone: reboot in the works with Jordan Peele

John Saavedra Nov 3, 2017

Jordan Peele and Marco Ramirez are developing a new Twilight Zone reboot...

Get Out director Jordan Peele is preparing to re-enter The Twilight Zone with a reboot series aimed at the CBS All Access streaming service.

According to THR, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves announced during an earnings call that the network was in the process of developing a new version of the popular 1960s sci-fi/horror anthology series created by Rod Serling. The Twilight Zone reboot would be the latest show to join CBS' slate of streaming-only programming that also includes Star Trek: Discovery, which was recently renewed for a second season. 

Peele's Monkeypaw Productions is behind the show. Marco Ramirez, who recently helmed Marvel's The Defenders, will pen the script and serve as showrunner for the reboot. 

The original series ran from 1959 to 1964 and told spooky stories about dystopia, alien invaders, adventures in space,
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The Twilight Zone Revival in the Works at CBS All Access & the Perfect Person Is Behind It

The Twilight Zone Revival in the Works at CBS All Access & the Perfect Person Is Behind It
You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the revival of The Twilight Zone! That's right. There's a very good possibility that a modern-day reboot of Rod Serling's groundbreaking anthology series will be making its way to TV soon, courtesy of CBS All Access. The announcement was made by CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves during the company's earnings call on Thursday, Nov. 2. Moonves said that the network hopes to leverage the classic property much in the way it did with recent hit Star Trek Discovery, which launched this fall and has already been renewed for a second season. While Moonves offered...
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‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot Coming to CBS All Access from ‘Get Out’ Director Jordan Peele

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‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot Coming to CBS All Access from ‘Get Out’ Director Jordan Peele
You’ve gotta hand it to CBS All Access: they’ve just made it extremely difficult to avoid subscribing to their subscription streaming service. A new report says that Jordan Peele – the former Key & Peele star and the architect behind Get Out, one of 2017’s best movies – is working on a reboot of Rod Serling‘s seminal sci-fi anthology […]

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Jordan Peele Is Rebooting ‘The Twilight Zone’ Because He’s Jordan Peele and He Does What He Wants Now

Jordan Peele Is Rebooting ‘The Twilight Zone’ Because He’s Jordan Peele and He Does What He Wants Now
Jordan Peele can’t stop. After the huge success of “Get Out,” which earned more than $250 worldwide against a budget of just $4.5 million and has made its way into the year-end awards discussion, he’s added several new projects to his slate — a list that now includes a reboot of “The Twilight Zone.”

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The news comes from CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, who announced it during an earnings call today. Rod Serling created the original science-fiction anthology series, which ran for five seasons between 1959-64 and influenced countless other shows; it also inspired the Disney ride Tower of Terror, which was recently rebranded for “Guardians of the Galaxy.” This will be the show’s fourth iteration, as it was previously revived in both 1985 and 2002.

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Jordan Peele Is Rebooting ‘The Twilight Zone’ Because He’s Jordan Peele and He Does What He Wants Now

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Jordan Peele Is Rebooting ‘The Twilight Zone’ Because He’s Jordan Peele and He Does What He Wants Now
Jordan Peele can’t stop. After the huge success of “Get Out,” which earned more than $250 worldwide against a budget of just $4.5 million and has made its way into the year-end awards discussion, he’s added several new projects to his slate — a list that now includes a reboot of “The Twilight Zone.”

Read More:Jordan Peele Shares 5 Filmmaking Lessons From His Eight-year Process of Making ‘Get Out’ — Watch

The news comes from CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, who announced it during an earnings call today. Rod Serling created the original science-fiction anthology series, which ran for five seasons between 1959-64 and influenced countless other shows; it also inspired the Disney ride Tower of Terror, which was recently rebranded for “Guardians of the Galaxy.” This will be the show’s fourth iteration, as it was previously revived in both 1985 and 2002.

Read More:Barry Jenkins and Jordan Peele Among the 774 Invited to
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The Twilight Zone: CBS to Revive Iconic Sci-Fi Series Via All Access

The Twilight Zone: CBS to Revive Iconic Sci-Fi Series Via All Access
It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area CBS hopes people will pony up All Access membership fees to visit.

It is an area which we call… The Twilight Zone.

During a call with reporters Thursday, CBS boss Leslie Moonves announced his network’s plans to revive Rod Serling’s iconic anthology series, which originally ran
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Exclusive: Watch the trailer for sci-fi horror Alpha: The Awakening

Thanks to Giant Flick Films, we’ve got an exclusive first look at the trailer for Alpha: The Awakening, a new sci-fi/horror inspired by the classic TV series The Twilight Zone, which revolves around a who wakes up in the far future, realizing that he is the last man on Earth and there are new tenants. Take a look at the poster and trailer here, or watch it over on our YouTube channel…

“I was a big fan of Rod Serling growing up. In fact, I would find myself cutting class to stay home and watch The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits TV shows onChannel 5 in Los Angeles.” states writer, director and actor Shahin Sean Solimon. I loved the storytelling, substance, and characters in classic Sci-Fi TV which would drive the plot, all wrapped in a supernatural or sci-fi setting, so I wrote this as an original story with that philosophy in mind.
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