Sorry Tron fans, your director is heading to the Twilight Zone. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Joseph Kosinski, the director Tron: Legacy and the Tom Cruise sci-fi adventure Oblivion, is deep into negotiations to take over the helm for the classic series that originally aired on CBS from 1959 to 1964.
The new movie is going to be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way, and is apparently going to be specifically redeveloped for Kosinski’s liking. This comes as no surprise Kosinski tends to have a very clear vision on what he wants with his background in architecture and computers. Kosinski does have a certain look and feel to his movies, with shapes and sets of both Tron: Legacy and Oblivion playing a major part in the mood and atmosphere of the flicks. Even the music choices tend to lean towards the EDM genre to help guide the movie and viewer to certain places.
Of course, this is all bad news for those looking for the third Tron movie to be next on his agenda, but as far as we know, he is still attached to the Disney property. It will be interesting to see what he does with the Rod Serling created series though, and while I have my reservations about his ability to tell a story (his movies are gorgeous but his narrative disjointed and lacking), I’m curious to see what he said to convince Warner Bros. to give him such a valued property like The Twilight Zone.