While director Matt Reeves is still trying to get his theatrical reboot of The Twilight Zone off the ground at Warner Bros., filmmaker Bryan Singer is closing a deal to develop and executive produce a new TV version of Rod Serling's classic series.
The project is based at CBS TV Studios, which holds the rights to The Twilight Zone series. A writer is currently being sought to pen the pilot script. The project hasn't been shopped around to networks as of yet, although CBS seems to be a natural choice since the network aired the original series, which ran from 1959 to 1964, as well as The Twilight Zone revival in 1985. CBS TV Studios has only supplied their shows to either CBS or The CW Network. UPN tried to bring the show back in 2002 with a new version of The Twilight Zone, hosted by Forest Whitaker, but it only lasted one season.
Bryan Singer may also direct the pilot episode. No story details have been given for this new incarnation. The original anthology series, hosted by creator Rod Serling, focused on ordinary people caught in extraordinary situations that often featured supernatural elements.
Bryan Singer is best known for his feature directorial efforts such as The Usual Suspects, X-Men, and the upcoming Jack the Giant Slayer. He also directed the pilot episode of House, as well as the Mockingbird Lane pilot, which was turned into an NBC TV movie this past Halloween.