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Warner Bros. pick Matt Reeves for The Twilight Zone directors chair

16 October 2011

Well that didn't take long, it looks as though Warner Bros. have found their man to helm the big screen adaptation of The Twilight Zone, in the very capable hands of Matt Reeves of Cloverfield and Let Me In fame.

Beating out the likes of Christopher Nolan, Michael Bay, Rupert Wyatt and Alfonso Cuarón, Reeves will direct from a script by Jason Rothenberg based on the classic Rod Serling TV series.

The Twilight Zone will be produced by Appian Way partners Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran, and Michael Ireland while Warner Bros. own Matt Cherniss will pull executive producer duty.

While the last big screen take on The Twilight Zone was an anthology helmed by different directors, the new film will be a big science fiction actioner with a single freestanding story that is linked to the original series mainly in that it shares that familiarly eerie feel.

Warner Bros. hope to do the deal with Reeves quickly so they can fast tract The Twilight Zone into production as soon as next summer.

Should Reeves sign this will be one of many projects he is working on with This Dark Endeavour  based on the Frankenstein tale from Kenneth Oppel, the Justin Cronin vampire novel The Passage as well as his deal with Universal to write and direct a film based on the Ray Nelson short story 8 O’Clock in the Morning.