Great news arriving earlier today about Warner Brothers planned new Twilight Zone movie, they have decided on a director. If you remember recently there were rumours of the director being either Christopher Nolan, Michael Bay, Alfonso Cuaron or even Rupert Wyatt. All those directors were busy with other projects, and it seems to rumours were wrong. However, there is no excuse for being busy as the director who has taken on the project has about four other projects on the go as well!
Step forward Mr Matt Reeves, the genius behind Cloverfield and the guy who did a rare thing and made a remake of a foreign language film pretty much as good as the original with Let Me In. Personally I feel Reeves is an excellent choice, but with so many projects on the go, there is the issue that something may end up delayed. The biggest issue is that he has stacked up such a great line up of films to work on, we wouldn’t want to see any of them take longer to get released than they have to.
Reeves has already signed with Universal to write and direct a sort of remake of John Carpenter’s They Live, he will be creating his own version of he short story written by Ray Nelson called 8 O’Clock in the Morning. He has also signed with Summit to direct the Frankenstein themed horror This Dark Endeavour, which is based on Kenneth Oppel’s novel. For Fox 2000 Reeves is also planning to direct the vampire film based on Justin Cronin’s novel, The Passage. As if that weren’t enough, we still have Cloverfield 2 to look forward to!
The new Twilight Zone movie is set to be one whole movie, unlike the previous film which featured different stories. Jason Rothenberg is writing the script, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way production company, in partnership with Jennifer Davisson Kiloran and Michael Ireland producing. The film is expected to go into production as early as Summer.
The only plot details we know so far is that “this one is a big science fiction action movie with a single freestanding story that is linked to the original series mainly in that it shares that familiarly eerie feel.”
By Matt Wavish