Leonardo DiCaprio's Twilight Zone Movie Gets A New Writer

By Eric Eisenberg 2010-10-20 15:34:42discussion comments
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Back in July of last year, it was reported that Rand Ravich, the writer/director of The Astronaut's Wife, had been hired by Leonardo DiCaprio's production company Appian Way to scribe a new Twilight Zone movie. In the year that has passed since then, there has been no news regarding the project's progress, but apparently it wasn't going well. Deadline reports that Jason Rothenberg has now been hired to pen the same movie for the same production company. The article makes no mention of what happened to Ravich or his draft, just that the new film, much like the last one directed by Steven Spielberg, John Landis, Joe Dante and George Miller, will take stories previously seen in the Rod Serling television series from the 1950s.

The whole situation is quite mysterious. If the script is to based on some of the old episodes, how did Ravich screw it up to the point that he needed to be replaced? Was he ever actually attached? Did he ever write a draft? Hell, perhaps the story of Rand Ravich will be one of the topics explored in the film.
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