Twilight Zone Movie Hires a Director
I’ve been purposely ignoring news regarding the upcoming Twilight Zone movie because any attempt to bottle the brilliance of Rod Serling’s groundbreaking sci-fi TV series will inevitably come up woefully short just like the 1983 big screen abomination. Of course the powers that be on the left coast like to believe they know better, so they’re charging full steam ahead by pegging Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In) to direct the latest incarnation. Here are the scant plot details, according to Deadline.
Though the last Twilight Zone film was an anthology with different directors, this one is a big science fiction action movie with a single freestanding story that is linked to the original series mainly in that it shares that familiarly eerie feel.
A science fiction action film that’s eerie. That might be the single worst description for any movie I’ve ever read. Let’s hope the actual script contains a little more depth. At any rate, Reeves is no chump behind the lens. Cloverfield had moments of awesomeness and Let Me In captured a chilling atmosphere even though it was basically a shot-for-shot remake of the original Swedish masterpiece, Let the Right One In.
That being said, can you really improve on this?
I think not.