BioShock creator Ken Levine to write and direct a ‘Twilight Zone’ game/film hybrid

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Ken Levine, the critically acclaimed director of BioShock, has been tapped to write and direct an interactive live-action film based on the classic sci-fi series. The film is being described as an exploration of “the spaces between movies and games.”

“Playing my games, you can probably tell Twilight Zone is something I grew up with,” Levine says. “They speak to a larger truth. They’re morality plays, fables, and often they’re about a character who is going through an experience that’s central to their life but also speaks to a larger part of the human condition. I don’t think [Rod] Serling, at the beginning, set out to be a science-fiction writer. But he found that this is a great medium to do metaphor.”

In order to get the film done, Levine is finalizing a deal to partner up with the media company Interlude

“We’ve done a rough outline of what we want to do,” he says, “and now we’re stepping into the writing process, figuring out how to leverage the interactive element to make a narrative tale feel more personal for the viewer, and make them more engaged.”

Although Levine will be working on The Twilight Zone, Levine did specify that he was still very much involved with Take-Two Interactive and the majority of his focus would be spent on the current game they were making. He confirmed that the Twilight Zone interactive film would definitely be a side project.

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Source: Wired

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