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‘The Twilight Zone’ Movie Lands ‘Oblivion’ Director

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The Twilight Zone movie is still moving forward at Warner Bros. The studio has tapped Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski to bring the project to the big screen.

The adaptation of the classic television series was once in the very capable hands of Cloverfield and Let Me In director Matt Reeves. However, the filmmaker would eventually bail on the picture in order to helm Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Although Reeves’ departure was certainly disappointing, this may have worked out in everyone’s favor. Kosinski has already proven that he knows his way around a sci-fi story. In this writer’s opinion, TRON: Legacy and Oblivion are both top-notch. His involvement is definitely a good thing.

Plot details are few and far between at the moment. However, it’s currently believed that the Twilight Zone movie will incorporate several classic episodes into one storyline. Could this mean that Warner Bros. is looking to deliver an anthology with a common narrative thread?

It’s believed that Joseph Kosinski will put his own unique touch on the film’s script. Beyond these details, there’s not much out there about the flick as of this writing.

The director could begin work on the proposed TRON: Legacy sequel before the Twilight Zone movie goes in front of the camera. Kosinski remarked that the next installment of the series would have to be an Empire Strikes Back-style endeavor for him to return to that universe.

“The idea itself, the notion of what the next Tron could be, is exciting enough that it would be worth going back to do it. Obviously we hinted some things at the end of Legacy, it’s kind of there for people to see what that potential is. So we just want to make sure that we have a script that delivers on that promise on an epic scale,” he explained to Collider last year.

Do you think Joseph Kosinski is the right filmmaker to tackle the Twilight Zone movie?

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