Tony Sokol Jun 21, 2017
Warner Bros is pressing ahead with The Twilight Zone
film, and a new writer has been hired...Warner Bros.
is unlocking the door with the key of imagination to the new The Twilight Zone
movie. The studio announced that Christine Lavaf
is on board to write the screenplay for the film.
Lavaf was one of the writers for Godzilla 2. She was an assistant to the showrunner on Fringe
. Furthermore, last year she sold three original spec pilots including Netflix’s science fiction drama I’Human.
Warner Bros has been working on the new movie version of The Twilight Zone
since 2009. Rand Ravich
, Joby Harold
, Anthony Peckham
and Eli Coleite - who wrote episodes of the TV shows The River, Heroes and Crossing Jordan
as well as The End - have all had a shot at writing the script. In 2013 it was announced that Joseph Kosinski
, who directed Oblivion
, would helm the film.
The first film version of Twilight Zone
came out in 1983. It had four segments, each with a different director. The new movie will follow just one story that has various elements of The Twilight Zone
universe.The Twilight Zone
was originally created and hosted by Rod Serling
, who also created Night Gallery
and wrote the screenplay for the classic fight film Requiem For A Heavyweight
. The series ran on CBS from 1959 to 1964. Serling wrote or co-wrote 92 of the 156 episodes that aired and delivered the iconic opening and closing monologues.The Twilight Zone
movie is in the hands of Leonardo DiCaprio
’s production house, Appian Way
, along with his partner Jennifer Davisson
and Michael Ireland
. Sarah Schechter
is overseeing the project for the studio.