Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly is working on a biopic about The Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling. And today Kelly says the ambitious, complicated fantasy sci-fi concept pays tribute in the best possible way.
Kelly tells Coming Soon: “It’s a very ambitious project and we want to get it right. We want to make sure we have the right talent and the right budget and all the elements need to be just perfect for that project to get made and we have such respect for Rod Serling’s legacy and the enormous footprint that he left in our business and in our culture. So, we’ve been working on that for several years.”
He adds: “We’ve been working closely with Anne Serling, Rod’s daughter. I’ve adapted her memoir about her father and his life. And it’s a very ambitious approach to a biopic and it involves a lot of fantasy elements. There is a big fantasy sci-fi concept in the sort of approach that we’re taking to try and tell the story of his life. So, that’s a really complicated, difficult needle to thread. We are definitely working on it and hopefully, at some point, we’ll get that project off the ground. It’s really just about getting all of the elements to work. So fingers crossed. We’ll get there and we can really pay a tribute to Rod’s life in the best possible way.”
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