Warner Bros. has hired ‘Let Me In’ director Matt Reeves to direct the upcoming ‘Twilight Zone’ movie, which was penned by Jason Rothenberg and is based on the Rod Serling television series of the same name, Deadline is reporting. Final negotiations are expected to be completed early this week, and production on the film is expected to begin during summer 2012.

‘The Twilight Zone,’ which was coveted by such directors as Christopher Nolan and Michael Bay, will be produced by Appian Way partners Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran, as well as Michael Ireland. The sci-fi action thriller will be different than the series, as it will be a single freestanding story. It will also differ from the 1983 film, which was an anthology comprised of several segments from different directors. But the new movie will feature the same eerie feeling included in the television series.

While ‘The Twilight Zone’ is expected to be a priority for Reeves, he’s also lined up for several other films that are currently in various stages of development. He’s scheduled to direct ‘This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein,’ an adaptation of Kenneth Oppel’s novel. Jacob Aaron Estes is scheduled to write the script for the prequel, which follows a young Frankenstein desperate to create the Elixir of Life to save his twin brother.

Reeves is also set to helm ‘The Passage,’ which is an adaptation of the Justin Conin vampire novel. The futuristic story follows a government that attempts to cure cancer, which actually turns people into vampires. The filmmaker is also set to write and direct a sci-fi movie based on the short story ‘8 O’Clock in the Morning’ by Ray Nelson, which follows a man who wakes up and realizes aliens are controlling humans’ daily lives.

Written by: Karen Benardello

Twilight Zone Movie
Twilight Zone Movie

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

One thought on “Let Me In Director Matt Reeves to Helm Twilight Zone Movie”
  1. Not bad but why not JJ Abrams?! Hes a devoted fan, growing up with the series and all. Plus hes the bomb at traditioal Sci-fi

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