It seems like Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way production company have been running through writers for his adaptation of The Twilight Zone. The film was previously set to be written and directed by Rand Ravich, which was announced back in June of ’09 but according to Deadline he’s out. And the new screenwriter on the block is Jason Rothenberg.
Sources confirm that Rothenberg has taken on the assignment of penning the script for the long developing Twilight Zone movie. There aren’t any solid details regarding the plot but it “will take some of the original stories written for the series by the likes of Serling and Richard Matheson.”
The popular TV series has already had several remakes, sequels, and reboots in it’s fifty year history. There were two reboots of the show that debuted in 1985 and 2002 respectively. The 2002 version was hosted and narrated by future Oscar winner Forest Whitaker. There was also a previous film version that debuted in theaters in 1983, and featured segments directed by Steven Spielberg and John Landis.
They better get their plans together over at Appian because MGM hired screenwriters to pen the script for their feature adaptation of The Outer Limits last August. They better catch up.
Are you still interested in seeing a Twilight Zone movie?