With director Matt Reeves moving on to direct Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the Leonardo DiCaprio produced Twilight Zone movie — a separate entity, unrelated to the original 1983 film — very nearly in a state of development hell, that hasn’t stopped networks from trying to get the Twilight Zone television series back on the air and CBS is one step closer to seeing it happen.
Entertainment Weekly has learned that Bryan Singer will be the executive producer on what would be the fourth iteration of the series for CBS TV Studios. It’s not hard to see why they’d bet big on Singer either: a well-known genre director and producer whose upcoming work on X-Men: Days of Future Past may double down on his credibility among fans, Singer surely has the goodwill and bankability to get this project off the ground and not piss fans of the original off in the process. With that said, right now the show is still in the very early stages of conception and CBS might air the series on or with the cooperation of another network or abandon it altogether, rendering these words useless and my time lost into the ether of of things un-remembered and misspent… or something.
So, why now? Well, anthology series has been on the cusp of the death breath for quite some time but there is a mini indie-horror resurgence with the ABCs of Death and V/H/S. I’d also be remiss if I left out the always buzz-worthy American Horror Story and it’s anthology approach, though of course AHS switchs up every season and not every episode. Regardless, it will be interesting to see how it all plays out once more information comes out from the fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man -a.k.a: Hollywood.
Source: Bleeding Cool