Not content to let their Twilight Zone movie fade into development hell, Warner Bros. and Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Appian Way have restarted the long-gestating project and bagged a new directorial talent. Following Matt Reeves‘ departure — Dawn of the Planet of the Apes came calling, and the helmer preferred that particular Rod Serling-associated sci-fi series from the ’60s — and months of silence on the studio’s part, THR have learned that the big-screen update is, now, likely to be helmed by Joseph Kosinski, architect-cum-filmmaker behind sleek genre fare Tron: Legacy and Oblivion.
Perhaps recognizing that their initial approach had failed on more than one account, it’s said The Twilight Zone is, whatever this truly means, being “redeveloped,” the choice of words somewhat (though not fully) indicating that previous screenplays won’t be utilized this time out. But, back in November, a report spilled some narrative points: as scripted by several parties, the picture would center on a test pilot who breaks the speed of light, only to find himself 96 years in the past or future. The fate of that particular angle remains undecided, if only because no one has fully acknowledged its very credibility. (A big caveat, yes, albeit information that came about when nobody seemed to be actively working on the thing.)
While the outlet indicate nothing in the way of Kosinski‘s schedule — important, for he’s still expected on Tron 3 — the next few months of public development (or potential lack thereof) should speak to how things are falling together, here. Good news: if the man’s going to try his hand at decades-old franchises, the creative choice is something of a no-brainer.
Do you see Kosinski doing The Twilight Zone justice? Any hopes the team go with that prior summary?
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