Director Bryan Singer has signed a deal to develop, produce and maybe even direct a new television version of The Twilight Zone, not to be confused with Matt Reeves’ proposed big-screen adaptation of Rod Serling’s venerable classic weird anthology series.
The show is being made through CBS, which owns the rights to the series, but it hasn’t been pitched — or even written — yet. In fact, a deal is still being struck with the Rod Serling estate, so it’ll be a while before you get the chance to cross over into Serling’s fabled land whose boundaries are that of imagination, yet also a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind.
Singer is showing a fair degree chutzpah in taking on this remake, especially on the heels of his work on the recent reboot misfire known as Mockingbird Lane. The Twilight Zone has already been remade a couple of times, to varying degrees of success, so it’s got the proven name recognition needed to be a hit. Let’s hope Serling’s source material gives Singer more to work with than Herman, Lily and the rest of the Munsters gang offered.