Let Me In and Cloverfield director Matt Reeves has been chosen by Warner Bros to direct The Twilight Zone, based on the classic Rod Serling TV series.
Names such as Christopher Nolan, Michael Bay, Alfonso Cuaron and Rise of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt were reportedly on Warner Bros’ wish list a few weeks ago, but according to Deadline they will now enter negotiations with Reeves.
Leonardo DiCaprio is producing under his Appian Way production company, and the new movie is described as “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. are aiming for begin shooting next summer, presumably for a 2013 release. This suggests Reeves’ other projects (Frankenstein tale This Dark Endeavor for Summit Entertainment, vampire movie The Passage for Fox 2000, and alien sci-fi Eight O’Clock in the Morning for Universal) are on hold for now.
The Twilight Zone was previously made into a movie in 1983 and had various segments directed by Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller and Steven Spielberg.