Talk about a curveball.
Just a few weeks ago, it looked like the director shortlist for Warner Bros. Twilight Zone movie project included Christopher Nolan, Alfonso Cuaron and Michael Bay, with David Yates and Rupert Wyatt as the other rumored names to be in contention. And yet the gig was bequeathed to Matt Reeves, of Cloverfield and Let Me In.
Jason Rothenberg’s scripted thriller is based on Rod Serling’s classic TV series. The Twilight Zone is being produced by Appian Way partners Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran, and Michael Ireland. Warner Bros’
If you can recall the Twilight Zone film of the 1980s, it was an anthology with different directors. Deadline claims Rothenberg’s script is for 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.”
Warner Bros. hopes to finalize negotiations with Reeves so that the picture can start production by next summer.