Twilight Zone Lures in Matt Reeves

Warner Bros. has tapped Cloverfield and Let Me In director Matt Reeves to helm a big-screen adaptation of The Twilight Zone.

Deadline reports that, unlike the 1983 film based on Rod Serling’s classic television series, this take on The Twilight Zone won’t be an anthology. Instead the script by Jason Rothenberg is described as a big sci-fi action thriller that has an “eerie feel” similar to the 1959-1964 TV show.

Appian Way partners Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran will produce the adaptation with Michael Ireland. The studio reportedly wants to sign Reeves quickly to begin production by next summer.

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  • Jared

    I hope nobody dies this time. Sorry, that’s what I think of when I hear ‘Twilight Zone.’ and ‘movie’ put together.

  • nailsin

    Disgraceful.

  • JT Rodgers

    Why can’t they leave well enough alone? Next they’ll remake Citizen Kane, Gone With he Wind, and Casablanca.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GIJ2PKBPC7GPD34IH3NHRK4A2A Tim

    It’s just an “eerie feel similar” to Twilight Zone? I see, they just bought the name to cash in.

    I’d be more OK if they were adapting an episode to a full feature, or adapted one of the stories that was adapted into an episode but this just sounds like they bought the name so it seems cool.

  • nailsin

    That’s exactly what they’re doing.