'Tron Legacy' & 'Oblivion' Director Joseph Kosinski Hits 'Twilight Zone'
Last fall, Let Me In director Matt Reeves fell away from Warner Bros. big screen revival of The Twilight Zone, and he went on to direct the sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes instead. Since then, no replacement has been named, and filmmakers that were on the studio's wishlist like Christopher Nolan and Alfonso Cuaron are busy. But now a director has been found with Tron Legacy and Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski currently in talks to take on the project being produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran and their Appian Way production banner. So what will happen with the script?
A handful of writers have worked on the script with Anthony Peckham (Sherlock Holmes) being one of the most recent, but THR says the project is being redeveloped for Kosinski. Still, no plot details are available, but last we heard, while the 1983 Twilight Zone movie was an anthology film with various directors (like Steven Spielberg, John Landis, Joe Dante), this new Twilight Zone is simply a "big science fiction action movie with a single freestanding story that is linked to the original series mainly in that it shares that familiarly eerie feel." That's likely still the case with only one director on board.
Kosinksi has a keen visual style, but his sense for a unique and cohesive story could use some improving, so we wish this was more of an anthology approach, and directors like Drew Goddard could get on board. We're not sure how soon this project might get off the ground, but it's clearly a priority for Warner Bros. Maybe to get the ball rolling DiCaprio can get involved in front of the camera too. Though he already starred in his own sort of Twilight Zone story with Shutter Island. Hopefully we'll get some details on the story sooner than later. Happy to have Joseph Kosinski directing The Twilight Zone?