Joseph Kosinski is about to enter a dimension not of sight and sound but of mind. The Tron: Legacy director is currently in negotiations with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way to helm a new film adaptation of the classic 1960s science-fiction television series The Twilight Zone for the production shingle. Warner Brothers is set to produce.
The project has been in development at Appian Way for some time now. Cloverfield’s Matt Reeves had been signed to direct back in 2011, but he dropped out of the project to direct next summer’s Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.
The plot of the film is being kept underwraps, but reportedly a new screenplay will be developed for Kosinski. It had been previously reported that Appian Way had access to all of the scripts that Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling wrote for the classic series but that the film not be an anthology like the 1983 film adaptation of the series but a single, stand-alone story that will only share the original’s tone.
Kosinski is still working on a TRON: Legacy sequel for Disney as well as a remake of their 1979 science-fiction adventure film The Black Hole.
Via Hollywood Reporter.