The new version of The Twilight Zone movie looks like it will be getting a third pass from screenwriter and director of the new Warner Bros’ film, All You Need Is Kill, Joby Harold. The script has already received its second pass by screenwriter Anthony Peckham (Sherlock Holmes) and was originally written by Jason Gothenburg (Proximity Effect).
Joby Harold was one of the writers on the upcoming film, All You Need Is Kill, a sci-fi, action movie directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Jumper) which starred Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. It is to be released by Warner Bros sometime in 2013. Harold also wrote and directed 2007’s Awake starring Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba and Terrence Howard.
According to Variety.com, Warner Bros wants The Twilight Zone to have more science fiction elements as they are now looking at the film as a new potential tentpole. A release date has yet to be announced, but will be some time in 2013.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Michael Ireland will produce The Twilight Zone movie while director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In) will helm the project and is looking for the movie to be more of a singular narrative than traditionally an anthology film. In 1983, filmmakers Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller and Steven Spielberg teamed up to bring TV’s paranormal creep-fest to the big screen with Twilight Zone: The Movie. Each filmmaker directed a segment of the film and bring their own take to this classic TV series.
I think Matt Reeves is a good enough director to make this movie interesting and thoughtful and not just a remake for remake’s sake. Many were surprised with what he did with his adaptation of the Swedish horror film Let The Right One In in Let Me In in 2010. Perhaps he could surprise audiences again with The Twilight Zone.