Warner Bros. Hires Matt Reeves to Direct THE TWILIGHT ZONE

Earlier this month, we brought you the news when Warner Bros. Pictures and Leonardo DiCaprio‘s production company, Appian Way started searching for a director for the upcoming big-screen adaptation of Rod Serling’s classic television show, The Twilight Zone.

Warner Bros. started throwing around some big names like Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises), Michael Bay (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men, Gravity), Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and David Yates (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2).

Now, Variety reports that the studio has gone with a name that wasn’t even on the aforementioned list. Director Matt Reeves (Let Me In, Cloverfield) has been hired to helm the film penned by Jason Rothenberg (The Sparrow).

Twilight Zone: The Movie, which was released in 1983 had four different segments, all helmed by different directors, including Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller and Steven Spielberg. This new film is said to feature a single storyline that touches on several themes from the original TV show.

No production or release dates have been announced for The Twilight Zone.

Jason Moore
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