It was nearly two years ago that we last heard anything on Warner Brothers’ proposed new Twilight Zone movie, and that was when Cloverfield’s Matt Reeves was attached to direct. Reeves is no longer directing, and since that news, other news broke about a new Twilight Zone TV series being developed by Bryan Singer.
However, things are once again moving on Warners new movie, and Oblivion and Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is now in talks to helm the film.
Plot details on the film are under wraps right now, but Variety reports the story “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.”
Jason Rothenberg (Body Politic) and Tony Peckham (Sherlock Holmes) have both turned in drafts for the script, along with Joby Harold and Rand Ravich.
The new Twilight Zone movie is set to be one whole movie, unlike the previous film which featured different stories. Jason Rothenberg is writing the script, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way production company, in partnership with Jennifer Davisson Kiloran and Michael Ireland producing.
With Kosinski already attached to direct a sequel to Tron: Legacy for Disney, it is not known how the Twilight Zone movie would affect those plans if he agreed to direct it.