Bryan Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns) has secured a deal to develop, produce and perhaps even direct a reboot of the classic TV show The Twilight Zone. According to Deadline, Singer has struck the deal with CBS TV Studios who have the rights to Rod Serling’s original series. There is currently no one attached to write the new series, so no doubt a lot of writers will be trying to secure the coveted position for the re-imagining of such an iconic television show.
The original Twilight Zone series ran from 1959-1964 and this isn’t the first attempt at a revival; from 1985-1989 a new version of the show aired, which was narrated by Robin Ward (The Ladies Man), while the most recent series reboot was hosted by Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) and lasted for just one season. The Twilight Zone seems to be in vogue as there is also a Twilight Zone film in the works, which most recently had Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) attached to direct before he bowed out to helm the upcoming sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
Singer is no stranger to television after directing the House pilot starring Hugh Laurie, as well as directing and serving as executive producer on the ill-fated pilot of The Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane, which eventually aired as just a Halloween special.
Singer is currently busy with the forthcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is due to be released on July 18th, 2014.