Joseph Kosinski in Talks to Direct THE TWILIGHT ZONE for Warner Bros.

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After breaking into features with TRON: Legacy and following it up with this year’s sci-fi effort Oblivion, director Joseph Kosinski is now in negotiations to helm Warner Bros.’ The Twilight Zone picture.  Produced in part by Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Appian Way banner, the sci-fi reboot had drafts turned in by Jason Rothenberg (Body Politic) and Tony Peckham (Sherlock Holmes).  It’s now being redeveloped with Kosinski in mind, though plot details remain guarded.  (It’s a safe bet that the color palette will feature a lot of white.)  Heat Vision reports Kosinski being in talks, though there’s no mention of how this affects his schedule or Disney’s TRON: Legacy sequel, which he is also attached to direct.  For more on the history of The Twilight Zone, hit the jump.

Originally, The Twilight Zone was a television series created and narrated by Rod Serling.  It ran from 1959 to 1964, and was revived in 1985 for a four-year run and again in 2002 for one season.  There’s currently another TV series reboot in the works with Bryan Singer producing. The only previous attempt at a feature film was the 1983 effort, Twilight Zone: The Movie.  Directors Joe Dante (Gremlins), John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), George Miller (Mad Max) and Steven Spielberg (Close Encounters of the Third Kind) all directed individual horror/sci-fi segments featuring writing from Richard Matheson (I Am Legend).  Check out that film’s teaser trailer and intro below:




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  • Ahmed

    Any chance of a sequel to “Oblivion” ?

    • rundmc1981

      Hope not.

      • Ahmed

        “Oblivion” wasn’t perfect but it was far better than I was led to believe. The movie was beautiful to look at & there is room for a sequel or prequel.

      • rundmc1981

        In Hollywood, there’s always room for a sequel, but there doesn’t need to be one. Of course it was beautiful to look at, it was shot mostly in Iceland. Seriously, you can’t make a bad photo in Iceland – congrats to the Locations team – but I’d hardly say the script justified its $120M price tag. Kosinki’s dependence on CGI is troubling, which is why I’d have doubts with him doing “Twilight Zone”. He was a great commercial director, but his lifeless feel absolutely lifeless – probably because the choice of casting Hedlund and Cruise and your leads. The things I like most about “Oblivion” reflect Kosinki’s good taste in photography and music (M83 did the soundtrack).

  • http://www.actionbronson.com Bronsolino

    Whatever Joseph Kosinski directs my ass will be in a seat opening day.

  • Neven

    Kosinski has been getting way too much hate for Legacy and Oblivion. They weren’t perfect, but I had a damn good time with both of them. I am happy to hear this for sure

    Thing thing I don’t understand, however, is when is he planning to do it? He’s currently working both on Tron 3 and Black Hole remake…

  • Neven

    Kosinski has been getting way too much hate for Legacy and Oblivion. They weren’t perfect, but I had a damn good time with both of them. I am happy to hear this for sure

    Thing thing I don’t understand, however, is when is he planning to do it? He’s currently working both on Tron 3 and Black Hole remake…

  • MCP

    Sure, though…. I would rather see him get going on Tron 3.
    MCP will rise again!

    lol…

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