Universal Options "The Wicked + The Divine" for TV Adaptation
Some people have all the genre fun. Mutants, Munsters and giants aren’t enough for Bryan Singer, who’s now developing a reboot of The Twilight Zone for CBS Television Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The X-Men and Jack the Giant Slayer director has signed on to prep and produce a series based on Rod Serling’s classic sci-fi/horror/fantasy show that usually included a morality twist. Singer might also direct, though that’s still up in the air.
The original series ran from 1959 to 1964 and has been retooled twice for television. An anthology -tyle feature film was made in 1983 with segments directed by John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante and George Miller. There’s no word on what the story might be this time around or who will be writing, though there is an existing script from Sherlock Holmes and Jack Reacher writer Anthony Peckham that was supposed to be directed by Matt Reeves.
Singer most recently directed the pilot-turned-Halloween special Mockingbird Lane for NBC. He also has Jack the Giant Slayer ready to premiere on March 1 and is also working on his return to the X-Men franchise with X-Men: Days of Future Past.