Writer Jason Rothenberg has been hired by Warner Bros. and Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way to pen the upcoming big screen reboot of Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone. No story details have been made available at this time.
Deadline suspects that Rothenberg will be updating some of the lesser known, yet highly regarded original short stories that were produced for the series by Serling and Richard Matheson. Rothenberg is currently working on a remake of Colossus: The Forbin Project, which is being directed by Ron Howard and stars Will Smith as a misunderstood genius who creates the world's first sentient computer.
The Twilight Zone does not have a scheduled start date at this time, with Warner Bros. looking to get the anthology thriller into theater by 2012.