Leonardo DiCaprio bringing ‘Twilight Zone’ back to the big screen

07.20.09 8 years ago

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Leonardo DiCaprio, whose second career as a producer has been ramping up, is looking to bring “The Twilight Zone” back to theaters. 

Warner Bros. set the remake up at DiCaprio’s Appian Way last year, but now DiCaprio has finally hired a screenwriter to make happen.  Variety reports Rand Ravich, whose credits include “Life” and directing “The Astronaut’s Wife” will pen the new movie adaptation.

An iconic series created by Rod Serling that aired for five seasons on CBS beginning in 1959, the property was first brought to the screen in 1983’s “Twilight Zone: The Movie.”  Broken into four short segments directed by Steven Spielberg, John Landis, Joe Dante and George Miller, the film was considered “cursed” after a tragic helicopter accident marred Landis segment killing actor Vic Morrow and two child actors. 

DiCaprio originally developed this Friday’s new thriller “Orphan” and eventually co-produced the movie with fellow Warner Bros. producer Joel Silver.  It’s unclear if he has any plans to star in the new feature.

After last appearing in back to back commercial disappointments “Body of Lies” and “Revolutionary Road,” DiCaprio will return to theaters Oct. 2 with Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island.”

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