Aug. 3, 2010, 2:09 a.m. CST
Like Inception might be considered a twilight zone style story... or the box... Or or or...
Aug. 3, 2010, 2:09 a.m. CST
Then it's not an Outer Limits that I care to see.
Aug. 3, 2010, 2:11 a.m. CST
i just can't see the point of them being labeled 'Twilight Zone' or Outer Limits, unless you're gonna make an anthology movie, or tv series...
Aug. 3, 2010, 2:11 a.m. CST
It would have to have two or three storylines, much like the Twilight Zone movie. But in 3-D.
Aug. 3, 2010, 2:12 a.m. CST
Aug. 3, 2010, 2:19 a.m. CST
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Aug. 3, 2010, 2:34 a.m. CST
I hope Zac Effron stars in this. I hear he's the next Johnny Depp.
Aug. 3, 2010, 2:35 a.m. CST
The poor mans Twilight Zone.
Aug. 3, 2010, 2:54 a.m. CST
...and the screenwriter of Hitchcock's "Psycho", to the guys who wrote "Feast".<p>Whoopeeeeeeeeee!
Aug. 3, 2010, 2:58 a.m. CST
and not just pinning all their hopes on Bond and The Hobbit. I don't have a problem with these writers and I'd say give them a shot. I love the first Feast film, but the two sequels were just really stupid and shit. Although they had a couple of really beautiful shots in them that show the need for John Gulager to get away from making schlock. I've not bothered watching any of their Saw sequels as I couldn't care less about that franchise.
Aug. 3, 2010, 3:03 a.m. CST
I just threw up a little in my mouth. http://bit.ly/9FoLUt
Aug. 3, 2010, 3:51 a.m. CST
by Mr. Pricklepants
Let alone have the money to make a big screen OUTER LIMITS movie. Aren't they, like, broke? They don't have the money to make a new Bond movie. They don't even have the money to complete the RED DAWN remake, for fuck's sake.
Aug. 3, 2010, 4:09 a.m. CST
by Mr. Pricklepants
A biopic? A concert movie is one thing, but a biopic? Dude is 16. And looks like he hasn't even hit puberty yet.
Aug. 3, 2010, 4:41 a.m. CST
Isn't that what you mean? This can now join those two in projects that will never come to be till MGM's debts are sorted out.
Aug. 3, 2010, 4:44 a.m. CST
You sir, talk as if a Justin Bieber biopic will amount to anything more than his teen years.
Aug. 3, 2010, 4:46 a.m. CST
Davis Guggenheim, the guy who directed Inconvenient Truth with Al Gore, will direct the biopic. The end of times is near.
Aug. 3, 2010, 5:13 a.m. CST
Get some of the writers from Deadwood, Rome, Veronica Mars. I am not a full fledged Browncoat but even Whedon's Firefly starcluster with slower than lightspeed ships was somewhat of a departure from the norm. Show some creativity. Harlan Ellison's best stories were about people being faced with choices that no one has had to make before. Get some ideas and writers like that. You can only blow things up real good for so many times and make it interesting. Oh I know. It will be more intersting when you blow things up in 3D.
Aug. 3, 2010, 5:37 a.m. CST
Never watched more than 3 or 4 episodes of Outer Limits.
Aug. 3, 2010, 7:04 a.m. CST
apparently it will be official by the end of this week Paramount has agreed to pay 1.8 billion for the James bond catelog and future control of the character... perhaps MGM is already using some of that money to get other smaller projects off the ground like the outer limits
Aug. 3, 2010, 7:16 a.m. CST
If John Landis offers to direct, say no. Then punch him in the face for me. Cheers.
Aug. 3, 2010, 7:18 a.m. CST
make it an anthology and hire director's like Chris nolan, John carpenter and even M.Night Shamalan (yes, he could do a great 25-30 minute TZ story). Make it an event with each director getting to do his thing
Aug. 3, 2010, 7:44 a.m. CST
for nearly three decades. It's not going to happen. There is no need for it to happen. There is no point to it happening. Nor is there any money for it to happen. Maybe someone could make a comic book out of Outer Limits and let it go at that. The site Aintitcomicbook (formerly Aintitcool) could have fun with that.
Aug. 3, 2010, 7:48 a.m. CST
For fucks sake. Will they hand the first draft in in crayon?
Aug. 3, 2010, 8:10 a.m. CST
and put it in a pickle jar marked "Hobbit"
Aug. 3, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST
Whereas Twilight Zone was idea driven and rarely needed effects.
Aug. 3, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST
But given MGM's current situation, and that they aren't likely to be making any films for a while.. why not complete Red Dawn, or press on with a safe earner - Bond or The Hobbit - rather than this? Seems like a waste of time and money.
Aug. 3, 2010, 9 a.m. CST
What the fuck, I thought they were broke.
Aug. 3, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST
Original series. The monsters that frightened me as a child were the Venusian atmosphere alien in Cold Hands, Warm Heart, which resembled an evil alien mermaid; and the ghost-like monster from WOLF 359, where conditions on another planet are reproduced in a sealed-off environmental chamber and evolution advances very quickly. But yields a scene where a scientist examining life with a microscope is looked back at by the itty monster that can clearly see him... and then it gets person-sized and starts killing off things in the lab, and can float through walls...<p>There is a roller coaster called Flight of Fear, which used to be The Outer Limits Flight of Fear, but I understand the first part was removed so they wouldn't need to keep paying licensing fees. http://rcdb.com/66.htm
Aug. 3, 2010, 9:04 a.m. CST
Since when was the Outer Limits an episode of Emanuelle in Space?
Aug. 3, 2010, 9:08 a.m. CST
He's the fucking antichrist. And fucking any uncreative braindead HACK who is any way associated with this piece of shit project. <p> What a hard life this kid has had! Growing up in Ontario with a single mother! Uploading videos to YouTube and then getting a record deal from it! BOO FUCKING HOOOOOOO.
Aug. 3, 2010, 9:23 a.m. CST
A world of cheap exploitation.
Aug. 3, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST
by The Gline
...go check out "The Best SF Movies Never Made", which has a whole chapter devoted to the "Outer Limits" movie project.
Aug. 3, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST
She's got issues.
Aug. 3, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST
For a Outer Limits movie. There isn't any point in buying the franchise if all you are going to do is film a single story line. Three or four small stories with different directors on a modest budget would rock.
Aug. 3, 2010, 9:48 a.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
They're still around?<p> You sure that isn't actually MTM?<p> Meow!<p> I miss that little kitten.
Aug. 3, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
For what it's worth.
Aug. 3, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST
I, too, like the anthology idea...... I was just thinking, this will never happen, but I like the idea of the movie using classic science fiction short stories. There can be big white letters zooming in on the audience:<p> SCANNERS LIVE IN VAIN
Aug. 3, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST
Re-attach his glass hand, and pimp-slap all people involved in this idea.
Aug. 3, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST
a lot of really interesting and well written episodes.
Aug. 3, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST
It was not horrible, but I don't think folks is clamoring for another anytime soon.
Aug. 3, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST
(Fade in, kitchen in disarray) But the blackberries were all strangely shriveled and unusable. I still would have relished feasting upon their dessicated husks, but some eerie sixth sense warned me against it. Some strange sense of a larger, more ironic and existential plane of reality beckoned me, but my Eisenhower-era Black & White Moral Sense could not cope with the implications. My inbred sense of Caucasian Entitlement rebelled at the idea of my not getting something I wanted, and I pouted until I decided that the last bag of Hot Buffalo Bugles and a glass of ice tea were acceptable alternatives. <p>I have yet to suspect that I may have just been touched by the hand of god (or at least some higher cosmic / karmic moral authority), so I am content to live in a childlike sense of blissful ignorance. <p>(Fade to black) <p>Top THAT, Harlan Ellison.
Aug. 3, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST
There is no way enough nostalgia for this show. This will tank.
Aug. 3, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST
Was always science fiction, whereas Twilight Zone also did fantasy. I have wonderful memories of both shows.
Aug. 3, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST
Where are the new Twilight Zone films that were announced over two years ago? <p>Outer Limits was just a tiny little hemorrhoid on the ass of Rod Serling. Or possibly a malignant tumor on his lung, but you get my point.
Aug. 3, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST
It was called "Watchmen."
Aug. 3, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST
comment regarding Outer Limits, there was much more of an attempt to get it off of that, and onto more thoughtful science fiction stories in the second season especially when you started to see adaptations of stories by clifford simek and eondo binder and the two ellison scripts but it looks like they drastically cut the budget. There was still enough of a budget for "Demon...." and "Soldier" to make them classy but the look of the show dropped off after that. Continuing character shows of the Irwin Allen variety were coming into prominence to finally kill the anthology format. Even the 90s version which may have had a good episode or two, was hampered by a canadian production vibe and an overreliance on gore of a "this disease will turn you into a monster and kill you from the inside out" i.e. an AIDS parable. So we went from cold war paranoia which apparently was the only thing Stefano was interested in, in a "horror" framework and he used science fiction only as a device to the 90s preoccupation with diseases you can't control. As much as i enjoyed the first season of the original series (due to Conrad Hall's great photographic sense and Frontiere's melodramic music, i agree with ellison that the first year was mostly a horror show but the second season if allowed to continue would have keep up with author adapations and been regarded as the better season. If you going to do OL as a movie or TV series you have to use people who have a love of thoughtful, intelligent scripts like Ronald Moore or Damon Lindeloff, not people who churn out interchangable horror franchises...
Aug. 3, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST
Looking at their credits...yeah, the latter crapfest Saw films and the Feast series. Feast wasn't bad, but the sequels were some of the WORST movies ever made. Just fucking terrible. Yet people keep handing talentless assholes like these two jobs so they can keep writing complete garbage screenplays.
Aug. 3, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST
they could afford to hire REAL writers for this project.
Aug. 3, 2010, 11 a.m. CST
Not involved with this project = epic fail
Aug. 3, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST
Aug. 3, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST
beamed down on the first episode, scared the bejabbers of me when I was a kid.<p>And The Outer Limits episodes were usually known for their intelligence and humanity, something the Feast and Saw frachises know nothing of.
Aug. 3, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST
Because you reminded me of the project to make one, with Jack Kirby doing design work. http://www.lordoflight.com/art.html <p> Thanks for the episode recommendation. I'll have to go see if I can find it at hulu. I'm not sure if I caught it on television.
Aug. 3, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST
a revivial of the weekly anothology format, they would make more money off it then they will off of a movie. a channel like syfy would eat this shit up
Aug. 3, 2010, 1:10 p.m. CST
by Bouncy X
i think its the only one i ever watched beginning to end. sadly the canadian dvd releases of the show are editing the nudity for some reason. i'm guessing they used the network versions instead of the cable ones.
Aug. 3, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST
by Bouncy X
after how poorly the Twilight Zone show with Forrest Whitaker did, maybe they dont think it would catch on as a series.
Aug. 3, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST
by slappy magoo
...is the money. You couldn't make a Bond movie for less than a 100 million. Forget trying to match the scope of the Rings movies for less than 150. An Outer Limits movie? They could make it for under 10 million, sell the worldwide rights and be in the black before a frame is shot, before a word is written. What will suck (and is probably inevitable) is that it will clearly be a quick buck proposition. There will be no attempt to make it good, just make it cheap, which really, has been the MGM way of life (exlcuding Bond and a few other ambitious titles) for going on 20 years now. It's all been cheap exploitation and attempts at remakes and sequels nobody wanted (hello, Sharon Stone's hoohah, you weren't missed nearly as much as your owner seems to think you were!).
Aug. 3, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST
because they had financial trouble? Why are they going ahead with new projects when they could be working on already established/started projects like Bond and Hobbit? (Which people arguably want more).
Aug. 3, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST
Aug. 3, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST
That's it, throw more money down the toilet because anthology movies based on shows only sci-fi geeks care about is bound to be a money maker. Who runs this company, dart throwing monkeys?
Aug. 3, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST
What the hell is going on with this studio? :(
Aug. 3, 2010, 2 p.m. CST
They've released Hot Tub Time Machine this year and that's it. Being close to bankruptcy sucks.
Aug. 3, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST
because it was on UPN, not because there's anything wrong the weekly anthology format. <p> Interestingly, Guillermo del Toro just announced that he's planning on doing a Night Gallery-influenced horror anthology show on a major cable network, and it'll be formally announced in a couple of months, which was a hell of a lot more exciting than anything Disney-related...
Aug. 3, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST
It was an interesting idea for a movie, but the screenplay blew. First off, it makes no sense why a serial killer would set up traps all over the house and then pick one person who he likes and he traps that person in a trunk and brings that trunk to the next house, so the person can pop out and explain what's going on. These guys are going to fuck up The Outer Limits. They should've gotten some of the Lost writers to pen this instead.
Aug. 3, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST
The two-parter with Robert Duvall. Replace the red scare with the culture wars. On second thought, forget it; we'd probably just end up with Leonardo DiCaprio in the Duvall role.
Aug. 3, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST
Was the Screwfly Conspiracy on Masters of Horror. But it wasn't the best Masters of Horror episode.
Aug. 3, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST
"James_Camera_On You are correct sir by Knobules -- And there is no need for a Yogi Bear movie either. Or a remake of 99% of the stuff they redo. But there they it all is." Thanks for the note. I agree. But I would rather watch Yogi Bear in 3D than whatever abomination they are going to try to make of the Outer Limits. The movie won't happen, of course, but the thought is sickening enough.
Aug. 3, 2010, 10:24 p.m. CST
Aug. 3, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST
what happened to the Collector sequel?
Aug. 4, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST
But they were 1 hour episodes so it's hard to make it a set of stories. Unless they tied them all together like using the Khyben from Demon with a Glass Hand (the sort of did that with the Showtime/SciFi remake. My favorite episode was The Sixth Finger. Sure the guy in the monkey costume looked bad, but the makeup effects for David McCallum evolving tens to hundreds of thousands of years were incredibly impressive for the time. Better than some stuff they do today. I like TZ and OL but comparing them are like comparing apples and oranges. TZ was about the reaction of the human condition when putting us in bizarre situations and always relied on some surprise twist at the end to make us say "Wow! I wasn't expecting that! That was cool!" OL relied on the underlying theme of science getting ahead of humankind, or going out of control, before we had the comprehension to use it for the benefit of ourselves. Both had its share of good and bad episodes. But for the most part they were both enjoyable.
Aug. 4, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST