Warner Bros. has been trying to get this new generation to enter The Twilight Zone for quite some time now. Director Matt Reeves, who will next be seen helming the sequel "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", was originally attached to direct back in 2011. Now "Oblivion" and "Tron: Legacy" director Joseph Kosinksi is in talks to helm the picture.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran are producing the film with their Appian Way production company, along with Michale Ireland. DiCaprio will next been seen in front of the lens in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street".
Anthony Peckham, known for his writing credits on "Sherlock Holmes" and "Invictus", penned the first draft of the script. The project is said to now be in redevelopment for Kosinski, should the deal be locked.
The premise is obviously derived from the hit 1959 TV series of the same name, which was made popular by creater Rob Serling. A movie version was adapted in 1983 which starred Dan Aykroyd and Albert Brooks. I haven't seen that picture but given the two stars of the film, I imagine it definitely incorporated comedic elements.
Kosinski has become known for his incredibly vibrant visuals and rich worlds, but the plot of his films has been found weak in comparison. Sci-fi is definitely within his wheelhouse, so it will be interesting to see what he would do with the subject matter.
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