New Twilight Zone movie may have director


The Hollywood Reporter has filed the story that Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski is in negotiations to direct the new Twilight Zone film currently in the works at Warner Bros. The project has been in development for years, shepherded through several ideas by actor/producer Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way production company.

Two years ago, it was rumored that Warner Bros was courting names like Christopher Nolan, Alfonso Cuaron and Michael Bay as possible directors for the project. In 2011, Matt Reeves (Let Me In) was rumored to direct, and at the time, the script eschewed the anthology format, instead telling a singular tale revolving around time travel.

(Via Vulture) Nov 2012 [It follows a test pilot who winds up breaking the speed of light; when he puts down his craft, he discovers that he’s landed a bit late for supper — 96 years late.]


This plot sounds a little like a mix of the two TZ episodes, The Last Flight, a story in which a WWI pilot travels to modern day and has to decide whether or not to return to the past to save his squadron, and The Odyssey of Flight 33, a story in which a commercial flight travels back to the time of the dinosaurs.

No news on whether this is the same script being developed at present. However, it is notable that other films based on Twilight Zone episodes have been in the works for years, the most famous of which might be Real Steel*.

What do you guys think? Do you want to see a movie based on the Twilight Zone? Let us know in the comments.

*Based on the season 5 episode ‘Steel’, starring ex-Marine and professional badass, Lee Marvin

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