As if the upcoming The Twilight Zone film adaptation could not get anymore delayed, the projected continues to have writers and directors drop-out and join like a merry-go-round of frustration. Joseph Kosinski was recently hired to helm the project after replacing Matt Reeves, which has been in development since 2009. However, according to Variety, Ari Eli Coleite is now attached to pen the project.
Coleite is replacing Anthony Peckham, who replaced Jason Rothenberg, after Rand Ravich and Joby Harold each tried to work on the film. Coleite is most known for his television work on series such as “The River” and “Heroes.”
The Twilight Zone film will not be an anthology like it’s television counterpart but is said to be a single story that will incorporate various elements from the original series.
The television show was previously adapted into a film in 1983 from Steven Spielberg. It starred Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, John Lithgow, and the late Vic Morrow and Scatman Crothers. The 1983 film remade three classic episodes of the original series and included one original story. John Landis directed the prologue and the first segment, Steven Spielberg directed the second, Joe Dante the third, and George Miller directed the final segment. The Landis-directed episode became notorious for the helicopter accident during filming, which caused the deaths of Morrow and two child actors.
Appian Way, Leonardo Di Caprio’s company, is still set to produce the big screen adaptation for Warner Bros.