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'Oblivion' director Joseph Kosinski may be headed for a remake of 'The Twilight Zone' next.
Leonardo DiCaprio is set to produce a movie, with Joseph Kosinski in mind as director.
NOW that Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) has declined the position of director, Joseph Kosinski could take the reins on an ambitious remake of The Twilight Zone, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio for Warner Bros.
The project that has been on DiCaprio’s mind since 2007, a remake of the classic series, could become a reality. The legendary 1960s TV series, which has been updated for TV several times (one show in 1985 and another in 2002, hosted by Forest Whitaker), came to the big screen in a 1983 feature, co-directed by Joe Dante, Steven Spielberg, George Miller and John Landis.
DiCaprio appears to be in negotiations for Kosinski to direct a new adaptation of the show, created by Rod Serling in 1959.
Reeves, who was initially courted to direct, had to step down to focus instead on next year’s Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, the much-anticipated sequel to the 2011 hit Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.
According to the last available pitch for the new Twilight Zone adaptation, which dates from over one year ago, the film will open on an astronaut who, upon returning from his mission, realises that almost a century has gone by on Earth since his departure. It remains to be seen whether the new director and producer plan to stick to this plot.
Kosinski rose to fame in 2010 with TRON: Legacy, a sequel to the cult 1982 Disney film TRON. His next film was Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise, which was released earlier this year. – AFP Relaxnews
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