Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Xena's Lucy Lawless Joins Agents Of SHIELD
From Lernaean Hydra to actual Hydra
Exclusive Before I Go To Sleep Poster
Firth, Kidman and Strong give us the evils
Anthony Hopkins And Evan Rachel Wood Head To Westworld
Joining HBO and Jonah Nolan's killer robot pilot
New The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Still
Look to the skies!
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
19 December 2013
Now Brad Pitt Might Go Like Hell
He's being courted to star with Tom Cruise
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Oblivion (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Tron Legacy (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Tron Legacy (2010)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Joseph Kosinski Off To The Twilight Zone
Oblivion director developing the film

19 August 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Like the strange area the title describes, the director’s chair for the new Twilight Zone film has been a mysterious nexus of change and dashed expectations. The latest occupant looking to bring Rod Serling’s incredible world to life once more is Oblivion’s Joseph Kosinski.

The man who also made Tron Legacy is now in negotiations with Warner Bros. to direct the movie, which Leonardo DiCaprio has long been trying to get produced. While the plot details are strictly under wraps, writers have come and gone on the project, including Sherlock Holmes’ Anthony Peckham and Edge Of Tomorrow’s Joby Jarrold. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Matt Reeves was the most recent man in the director's chair.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kosinski will develop the script further before the cameras roll, assuming he’s still aboard at that point and hasn’t been struck blind or discovered that his house is actually on Mars. But this announcement isn’t that shocking for anyone who read our interview with the man from this year’s WonderCon, as he’s always loved Serling’s telly masterpiece: “As a kid growing up I loved the Twilight Zone television series, the half hour episodes, with a small cast of characters, a very limited budget, and sometimes just a couple of sets. But somehow the stories had such big ideas, and big concepts to them that they always felt so much bigger than that show and even now they are a blast to watch.”

As for what this means for any future Tron instalment or Kosinski's long gestating Black Hole remake is anyone’s guess – but he’s still attached to both.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Agent Carter Clip Online
Peggy's under threat in the latest Marvel One Shot
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
'I Have The Club But I Didn't Get The Lion's Head'
Dwayne Johnson (and pals) talks Hercules props, action and ancient superheroes

Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

Director Matt Reeves Spills Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Secrets
What we learned from our Empire podcast spoiler special

Peter Fonda On Peter Fonda
The Hollywood legend relives his career highlights

Kevin Feige Talks Ant-Man, Guardians Of The Galaxy And Doctor Strange
The Marvel boss updates us on the state of his cinematic universe

Video: Gary Oldman And Keri Russell Talk Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Would you watch Carry On Up The Planet Of The Apes?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)