Joseph Kosinski to Direct The Twilight Zone?

The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone is one of the best, and arguably, most timeless TV shows of all time. It’s no wonder that Warner Bros. is looking to adapt the property into the big screen. This won’t be the first time the anthology series would get the Hollywood treatment. Back in 1983, four big-name directors — John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, and George Miller — collaborated to make Twilight Zone: The Movie. It contained four interesting short films, but today it’s mostly remembered for the tragic accident that took place on its set.

The Wrap is reporting that Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski is in talks to direct the new adaptation. Kosinski also directed the stylish but flawed Tron: Legacy, and is working on a sequel.

The film will be co-produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, who was instrumental in getting the project moving. I would’ve preferred a new show that gave chance to young and untested writers and directors, but I don’t mind a movie either.

I’m not sure if Kosinski is the right choice for the film. His movies have a distinct visual flair, but a Twilight Zone movie needs more than bright and shiny CGI sets. A few months ago, sites were throwing around names like Chris Nolan, but I guess he is too big now to relaunch established properties. I won’t mind someone like Duncan Jones, or Neil Blomkamp. There are many exciting young sci-fi directors out there who could bring something new to the franchise.

So what do you think of this development, beloved reader? Do you think Kosinski is a good choice, or do you have someone else in mind? Or are you one of those who believe Twilight Zone should be left alone? Tell us below in the comments!