Matt Reeves No Longer Attached to Direct 'The Twilight Zone' Movie

September 25, 2012
Source: Twitter

Matt Reeves

Well, that's a bummer. Last October we learned that Let Me In and Cloverfield director Matt Reeves was going to be at the helm of The Twilight Zone, a new feature film take on the sci-fi anthology series from the 50s and 60s. Though the film adaptation from 1983 featured several segments from directors like Steven Spielberg and John Landis, this new film would have one central story from one director. Well now bad news comes from Variety's Justin Kroll on Twitter that Reeves will no longer be directing the film for Warner Bros. and and open directing assignment has been sent out to find someone else to direct. Read on!

The good news is that there weren't any creative conflicts, but Reeves merely couldn't commit because of scheduling conflicts. Perhaps his work on projects like The Passage and This Dark Endeavor, not mention The Invisible Woman. Now who will Warner Bros pick up for the gig? Is there a chance their other wishlist directors like Christopher Nolan or Alfonso Cuaron step up to the plate? Or perhaps Drew Goddard could bring some of that Cabin in the Woods magic to The Twilight Zone? After all that film could have easily been an extended segment from the show itself. Any other suggestions?

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DAVIDPD on Sep 25, 2012



guy on Sep 25, 2012


I would have prefered if they had kept the anthology aspect going for this just like the 1983 film. I am disappointed in this because Matt Reeves has become one of my favorite directors, who knows, maybe he's in the top running to direct the Justice League now...

jah p on Sep 26, 2012


this blows indeed. His hand at directing this would've definitely made it AT LEAST a very decent offering of thriller/horror/sci-fi/whatever fusion. Next person I would love to tackle this is definitely Drew Goddard. I feel like Nolan wouldn't want to do this.

sedna on Sep 26, 2012

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