Warner Bros. Hires Jason Rothenberg To Write 'The Twilight Zone'

Briefly: This is an incremental update to basically check in on the new Twilight Zone film that Warner Bros. and Leonardo DiCaprio's company Appian Way have been developing. Screenwriter Jason Rothenberg has been hired to write a new draft of the film. Last time we heard anything about this one, WB had tapped The Astronaut's Wife writer/director Rand Ravich to pen a script.

That's all we've got. There's no word on whether this might be a page one rewrite (which is vaguely implied by the fact that Deadline doesn't say this will be a rewrite of the Ravich draft) or what shape this script might take. Because prior revivals of The Twilight Zone have all relied in part upon remakes of original episodes, Deadline's article supposes that we're in for more new takes on classic tales originally penned by series creator Rod Serling and writers such as Richard Matheson.

Jason Rothenberg's only produced credit, so far as I can tell, is the TV movieĀ Body Politic, which I haven't seen. (And is not an adaptation of the Clive Barker story of the same name.)