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Aug 16, 2013

THE TWILIGHT ZONE: Joseph Kosinski In Negotiations To Direct Film

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TRON: Legacy helmer Joseph Kosinski is in negotiations to direct the new Twilight Zone film. The big-screen redo of the science fiction property for Warner Brothers may be placed in the hands of Joseph Kosinski to shepherd and bring to the screen.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran are producing under the Appian Way banner. Appain Way is based at Warners Brothers. Michael Ireland is also producing.  Anthony Peckham (Sherlock Holmes) penned an earlier draft of the screenplay. The project is now being redeveloped for Kosiniski. Plot details are being kept under wraps. Giovanni Agnelli and Scott Bloom are executive producing the new film version.

The original (The) Twilight Zone series was created by Rod Sterling. The series ran for five seasons on CBA from 1959 to 1964. Subsequent TV series were revived in 1985 and 2002. The sci-fi classic, which resolves around paranormal and futuristic story lines, also spawned the 1983 film starring John Lithgow.

Kosinski most recently directed the Tom Cruise staring Oblivion for Universal. He is attached to helm a Tron sequel at Disney. Tron: Legacy from 2010 saw tremendous box office success, generating over $400 million in revenue. Kosinski’s more recent science fiction film Oblivion was also successful, grossing over $280 million dollars worldwide.

Kosinski is repped by Verve, Anonymous Content and attorneys Barry Hirsch and David Matlof.

No major casting decisions have been made yet. There is no set release date scheduled. Filming locations are also To-Be-Determined. The budget is expected to range well above 100 million.

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Source: Hollywood Reporter