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Joseph Kosinski in Talks to Direct ‘Twilight Zone’ for WB

Dave McNary
August 16, 2013

Warner Bros. is in talks with “Oblivion” director Joseph Kosinski to helm “The Twilight Zone” for the studio and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way.

Warners has been developing the project since 2009 as a potential tentpole. While the 1983 feature “Twilight Zone” had four separate storylines, this pic will have one story with elements from the “Twilight Zone” universe.

DiCaprio will produce with his partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Michael Ireland.

“Oblivion” took in $286 million worldwide for Universal following its April opening. Kosinski also directed 2010′s “Tron: Legacy.”

Anthony Peckham was the most recent writer to work on the screenplay for “The Twilight Zone.”

“The Twilight Zone,” created and hosted by Rod Serling, ran as a series CBS from 1959 to 1964.

The show melded fantasy, science-fiction and horror elements with Serling serving as the exec producer and writing or co-writing 92 of the show’s 156 episodes along with delivering monologues at the beginning and end of each episode.

Rand Ravich (“The Astronaut’s Wife”) and Joby Harold have been attached at various points to write the “Twilight Zone” script. “Cloverfield” director Matt Reeves was in talks to direct “The Twilight Zone” in 2011.

The THR.com website first reported the Kosinski negotiations.


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