Justin Kroll of Variety just reported some disheartening news that deeply saddens me.
Due to scheduling conflicts, looks like Matt Reeves will not be helming The Twilight Zone for Warner Bros.
Christopher Nolan, Alfonso Cuaron, Michael Bay and Rupert Wyatt were all originally on that short list, so it wouldn’t be that surprising if one of them jumps in for the latest incarnation of the popular TV series. None of them excite me like Reeves does. Bummer.
Joby Harold, Tony Peckham, Rand Ravich and Jason Rothenberg had been developing the screenplay for some time. The producers were not seeking to remake an episodic movie, as the only big-screen version of the show did 25 years ago, but rather hope to build one continuing story line based on one or more episodes. It’ll be one director and one storyline, said previous reports.
Matt Reeves, best known for directing Cloverfield and Let Me In, is also attached to Universal’s 8 O’Clock in the Morning, which John Carpenter’s They Live is based off.