Matt Reeves Selected To Direct The Twilight Zone

By Eric Eisenberg 2011-10-15 16:54:07discussion comments
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When it was reported last month that Warner Bros. was going after a high-profile director to make the new film version of The Twilight Zone, it was obvious from their shortlist that they weren't screwing around. The report said that Christopher Nolan, Michael Bay and Alfonso Cuaron were being heavily considered and that Rise of the Planet of the Apes filmmaker Rupert Wyatt was also in the mix. It would have been fairly surprising if any of the directors mentioned above had landed the gig, so when it was announced today that none of them will be in charge of the film it wasn't exactly a shock. Still, WB has gotten a talented filmmaker to take the helm.

Deadline reports that Matt Reeves, best known for making Cloverfield and Let Me In, has been selected by the studio to make The Twilight Zone, and talks are scheduled to begin next week. Based on the classic Rod Serling television show and an adaptation by Jason Rothenberg, the new movie won't be like the film from 1983, which was an anthology featuring directors Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, John Landis and George Miller. Instead, the film will be one long "big science fiction action movie" that will be linked to the series through tone. The plan is to start production next summer.

Let Me In may have tanked fairly hard at the box office, but Reeves has been doing quite well for himself in the months since. In addition to possibly taking on The Twilight Zone, he's also attached to make the epic vampire film The Passage, based on the book by Justin Cronin; 8 O’Clock in the Morning, which is based on the same source material as John Carptenter's They Live; and This Dark Endeavor, one of many Frankenstein movies to be floating around Hollywood right now. As for the Twilight Zone movie, I just have one request, please for the love of god, use the music and a narrator.
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