Director Matt Reeves (Cloverfied, Let Me In) is Warner Bros.’ choice to helm ‘The Twlight Zone’ film according to the folks from Deadline. The thriller is scripted by Jason Rothenberg (Body Politic) based on the famous Rod Serling TV series. The negotiations will be going underway sometime next week. Warner Bros. had three other names (Michael Bay, Christopher Nolan and Alfonso Cuaron) on their list to helm the project before.
I, personally do not have any issues with their final choice, for Mr. Reeves is a talented and hard working director as well. His last horror film Let Me In, a remake of the Swedish film, Let The Right One In, received positive praise as a remake and a standalone film. As a fan, I am excited to see his take on a project like this. The Twighlight Zone is produced by Appian Way partners Leonardio DiCaprio, Jennifer Davvisson Killoran, and Michael Ireland.
The last Twlight Zone film was an anthology with different directors, but this one is a science fiction movie with a single freestanding story that is linked with the original series mainly in that it shares that familiarly errie feel. The Twilight Zone is not the only project that Mr. Reeves is going to be working on, the hope is that they sign him soon to they can get the cameras rolling by summer of next year.
Mr. Reeves is assigned to projects like This Dark Endeavor, a revisionist take on the Frankenstein tale for Summit Entertainment. The Justin Cronin vampire novel The Passage for Fox 2000, and a deal that he signed with Universal to not only write, but to direct a film based on the Ray Nelson short story 8 O’Clock In The Morning, about a man who awakens with the realization that aliens are all over the place controlling the society.