Bryan Singer Producing 'Twilight Zone' Reboot?Kevin Fitzpatrick |
It has nothing to do with that other 'Twilight,' nor is it merely a series about a scary door, but 'The Twilight Zone' might be ready for a new generation. Sources are saying that acclaimed 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' director Bryan Singer has closed a deal to update the sci-fi/horror classic anthology series for the modern generation (again), likely to land on CBS. What will Bryan Singer bring to a modern 'Twilight Zone?'
No, you're not having a nightmare. 'The Twilight Zone' is indeed experiencing another revival/reboot, this time with 'X-Men' director and 'House' producer Bryan Singer at the helm. As first reported by Deadline, the 'Twilight Zone' reboot lacks a writer or an official network, but seems most likely for CBS considering the home of the original 'Twilight Zone' and the reboot's development with CBS TV Studios.
For those unfamiliar with the series, the original Rod Serling 'Twilight Zone' series ran on CBS from 1959 to 1964, followed by a a remake which ran from 1985 to 1989. UPN also revived the series in 2002 with host Forest Whitaker, but poor reception led to the program only lasting a single season. Recently, a feature film 'Twilight Zone' remake has been in the works at Warner Bros. with Matt Reeves attached to direct a Jason Rothenberg script.
Singer has plenty of TV experience as well, between producing 'House' and the recent 'Munsters' reboot 'Mockingbird Lane,' but what say you? Do you think modern audiences are ready for a new 'Twilight Zone?' Should the new series take the same anthology-style format?