It's been about two weeks since we heard that Warner Bros. was looking for a director for its new Twilight Zone movie, and now it turns out they've found one. That's uncharacteristically fast for this industry. Unsurprisingly, none of the A-List directors they were initially seeking have taken the reins on the project. Believe it or not, Christopher Nolan, Michael Bay and Alfonso Cuaron have better things to do. Cloverfield director Matt Reeves, on the other hand, he's got the time.
People kid Matt Reeves. Personally, we think he did a pretty good job on Cloverfield. The things most people dislike about that found footage movie are endemic to the genre, and he did the best he could to make it work in spite of those tropes. Reeves also got some flack for even daring to remake Let the Right One In, one of the most critically-acclaimed vampire movies of all time, but his version – called Let Me In – actually received some rave reviews from those who actually went out and saw the danged thing.
As for Twilight Zone, all we know is that it's not another anthology film like the original movie version, but rather a single, feature-length story told in the style of the original classic sci-fi/horror series. No word yet on how this production will affect his other big reboot, a quasi-remake of John Carpenter's They Live, but Deadline reports that Warner Bros. is hoping to enter production on The Twilight Zone as early as next summer.
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