The good ol’ Twilight Zone – a property that hasn’t been rebooted in a while and is ripe for the picking. A project to bring this return to the big screen has been in the works for about a year now and for most of that time Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) was attached to direct. Unfortunately, no one seems competent enough to finish a damn script and Reeves has got other shit to do. So off he goes, on to greater things.
What are those great things? Well, it looks like he’s on the short-list to take over Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) jumped shipped on that one, so they need a new director. Reeves could be battling it out with an impressive array of opponents for the Apes property, however, including Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) and Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy).
In addition, he’s got plenty of other things on his plate. He’s attached in one way or another to The Passage, This Dark Endeavour, some TV work for 20th Century Fox and a remake of They Live (or rather the story it was based on).
So Twilight Zone will likely end up sitting in limbo for a bit longer, which is really no big deal to most. In this Nerdbastard’s opinion, if they want to do a proper Twilight Zone movie, they shouldn’t rely on just one director, instead making it a spread of stories, each one directed by a different name. But hey, what the fk do I know?
Thanks to /film once again for the McLuvin.