The TV pioneer, who famously created and voiced the opening/closing sequences of the hit sci-fi series, is to be the focus of a new film telling his life story from his days as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army to his rise in the entertainment industry.
The project is being developed with his widow, Carol, with a script by Wall Street co-writer Stanley Weiser.
Producer/director Andrew Meieran tells Deadline.com, "Rod Serling was one of the true visionaries in television history. He single-handedly broke the mold and established television as a powerful artistic medium capable of changing the world when used wisely."
Serling died in 1975 at the age of 50.
Late The Twilight Zone host Rod Serling is being brought back from beyond the grave to introduce an upcoming 3-D episode of Patricia Arquette's hit supernatural drama Medium.
Serling will be "reanimated" by Medium producers in an altered film clip taken from the beloved science-fiction program he hosted in the 1960s.
Medium executive producer Glenn Gordon Caron says, "He basically explains to people about the 3-D glasses, when to put them on, and reassures people who don't have them that they'll still be able to enjoy the episode."
Magazine TV Guide is giving away the 3-D glasses this week in time for the special episode which airs on Monday night.
Serling's estate and his wife, Carol, gave Caron permission to use and tamper with the playwright and producer's image for the show. Serling died in 1975.
Meanwhile, Caron hopes the 3-D Medium episode is a huge success—because he wants to make more.
He says, "Just wait for the hologram episode!"
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