Bureau of Moving Pictures has acquired the rights to make a biopic of “The Twilight Zone” creator Rod Serling reports Deadline.
Stationed in the Philippines during World War II where he saw much death, he returned to the States and worked his way into radio before becoming a TV writer.
He found his calling with the CBS sci-fi anthology series “The Twilight Zone” where episodes and stories had a massive influence on many film and TV writers and directors to this day.
Serling was also responsible for the similar “Night Gallery” a decade later, and he co-wrote the 1968 sci-fi classic “Planet of the Apes”. He died at 50 due to his chain-smoking habit.
“Wall Street” scribe Stanley Weiser will pen the movie while Serling’s widow Carol Serling will be a producer along with Andrew Meieran.