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Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski to enter The Twilight Zone

08.16.2013

After the modest hits of TRON: LEGACY and OBLIVION, director Joseph Kosinski is about to enter THE TWILIGHT ZONE. The sci-fi director is in negotiations to helm a feature based on the popular TV series created by Rod Serling, which ran for five seasons on CBS from 1959-64 with revivals in 1985 and 2002. For modern audiences, it's most remembered by the 1983 anthology film starring John Lithgow. The new film will be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran via their Appian Way banner at Warner Bros.

So far, a number of writers have tried to crack the script for the film, one of them being Anthony Peckham (SHERLOCK HOLMES). The project will now be redeveloped for Kosinski, although plot details are under lock and key. Kosinski has certainly show his tremendous strengths as a visual stylist and his latest film, OBLIVION, could easily fit into a Twilight Zone tale, so his bearings are right for that type of material. My own curiosity is if they'll do an anthology film like the 1983 film or a single, standalone feature with one story. It's likely to be the former, but you never can tell.

Kosinski's OBLIVION is now on blu-ray/DVD. More as this develops.

This shit gave me nightmares all through my childhood...

Extra Tidbit: Another great anthology film I love is Stephen King's Cat's Eye. Such a fun flick. Give it a look!

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5:22PM on 08/16/2013
I think Tron Legacy is underrated.
I think Tron Legacy is underrated.
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3:58PM on 08/16/2013
I hope it's made in black and white. It just won't feel like a Twilight Zone tale otherwise.
I hope it's made in black and white. It just won't feel like a Twilight Zone tale otherwise.
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5:50PM on 08/16/2013
The Twilight Zone (the original series) is my favorite tv show if all time. No incarnation since has even come close to being in the same league and that's because they all lack the genius writing and creative mind if Rod Serling. Without him, it just isn't the same and since he's no longer with us, unless there's a host of untapped material he hid away in a vault somewhere I don't see how it could be that great. If they're just going to remake episodes then why bother? Personally I would be
The Twilight Zone (the original series) is my favorite tv show if all time. No incarnation since has even come close to being in the same league and that's because they all lack the genius writing and creative mind if Rod Serling. Without him, it just isn't the same and since he's no longer with us, unless there's a host of untapped material he hid away in a vault somewhere I don't see how it could be that great. If they're just going to remake episodes then why bother? Personally I would be much more interested in a Rod Serling biopic.
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3:55PM on 08/16/2013

Yes

I wish they would get all the original directors to do a piece. If they don't, i'd like:

1) Michael Dougherty (Trick R Treat)
2) Bryan Bertino (Strangers)
3) Brandon Cronenberg (Antiviral)
4) Chan Park Wook (3 Extremes)

I wish they would get all the original directors to do a piece. If they don't, i'd like:

1) Michael Dougherty (Trick R Treat)
2) Bryan Bertino (Strangers)
3) Brandon Cronenberg (Antiviral)
4) Chan Park Wook (3 Extremes)

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12:40AM on 08/17/2013
I'm following this guy since his Nike adds and pre Tron thing.
I think he has the heart and real intentions to bring this thing to a new level the 2000 series didn't.
I'm following this guy since his Nike adds and pre Tron thing.
I think he has the heart and real intentions to bring this thing to a new level the 2000 series didn't.
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7:39PM on 08/16/2013
I think both Tron Legacy and Oblivion showed this guy knows what he's doing. Sure, Tron Legacy had something of a clunky plot and Oblivion's might have borrowed from a lot of sci fi that went before, but both were really strong visually and consistent in tone and I do look forward to seeing what Kosinksi does next. I'm also reminded of the inspired gag in Third Rock from the Sun, in which the Big Giant Head (William Shatner) says he thinks he saw something on the wing of the plane, and Dick
I think both Tron Legacy and Oblivion showed this guy knows what he's doing. Sure, Tron Legacy had something of a clunky plot and Oblivion's might have borrowed from a lot of sci fi that went before, but both were really strong visually and consistent in tone and I do look forward to seeing what Kosinksi does next. I'm also reminded of the inspired gag in Third Rock from the Sun, in which the Big Giant Head (William Shatner) says he thinks he saw something on the wing of the plane, and Dick Solomon says the same thing happened to him once.
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7:39PM on 08/16/2013
Another fun anthology to look at is Nightmares, particularly Bishop of Battles segment.
Another fun anthology to look at is Nightmares, particularly Bishop of Battles segment.
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5:22PM on 08/16/2013
This guy is a real talent, he has a tremendous eye for the visuals and quite frankly is a young visionary director. All he needs is a great script to let him loose but I don't think that a remake of Twilight Zone would suit him. I would like some more original stuff from him or a sequel to Tron: Legacy
This guy is a real talent, he has a tremendous eye for the visuals and quite frankly is a young visionary director. All he needs is a great script to let him loose but I don't think that a remake of Twilight Zone would suit him. I would like some more original stuff from him or a sequel to Tron: Legacy
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4:10PM on 08/16/2013
Joseph Kosinski look exactly like Tom Cruise! I guess they can remake Double Impact now
Joseph Kosinski look exactly like Tom Cruise! I guess they can remake Double Impact now
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4:38PM on 08/16/2013
Bad choice for Twilight Zone, this guy's movies are basically the film equivalent of Jessica Alba, pretty to look but zero going on inside.
Bad choice for Twilight Zone, this guy's movies are basically the film equivalent of Jessica Alba, pretty to look but zero going on inside.
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