Warner Bros has found it's director for their upcoming Twilight Zone movie. Deadline reports that they have chosen Matt Reeves (Let Me In, Cloverfield) to direct the Jason Rothenberg-scripted thriller based on the classic Rod Serling TV series. A number of top directors wanted this gig, but Reeves and WB will enter into negotiations early next week.
The Twilight Zone is being produced by Appian Way partners Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran, and Michael Ireland. The previous Twilight Zone film was an anthology with different directors, but this is planned as a big sci-fi action movie with a single freestanding story that is linked to the original series. It is hoped that the deal will close soon so that Reeves can work on the script and get the picture into production by next summer.
Reeves has a numbere of projects on the horizon. He recently signed on to develop to direct This Dark Endeavor, a revisionist take on the Frankenstein tale based on Kenneth Oppel’s novel, with Jacob Aaron Estes writing the script for Summit Entertainment. He is also attached to direct the Justin Cronin vampire novel The Passage, and he’s got a deal at Universal to write and direct a film based on the Ray Nelson short story 8 O’Clock in the Morning.
I think that Reeves is the best possible choice for this job. I oddly loved Let Me In better than the original and am a huge fan of Cloverfield. His visual style is great and will be perfect for the eerie style of The Twilight Zone. What are your thoughts?