Warner Bros.'s upcoming The Twilight Zone film has brought on its third screenwriter: Joby Harold. The film will be directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) off a script that started with newcomer Jason Rothenberg, then went to Anthony Peckham (Sherlock Holmes). Interestingly, Warner Bros. is said to have gone to Harold because they were "looking for a sci-fi-friendly scribe to get the script into shooting shape," but Harold's only produced writing credit is Awake, though his sci-fi/action flick All You Need is Kill is currently in pre-production. We've got more after the break.
Having already gone through three scribes is not usually a good sign with a film, but it is unlikely that this The Twilight Zone will be as big a disaster as the original 1983 film, in which Vic Morrow and two child actors were killed during a helicopter crash. That Twilight Zone was an anthology flick, made up of four individual segments. This new Twilight Zone will be just one story, but will feature elements made famous by Rod Serling's TV series. Aside from the opening sequence, can we expect to see an airplane gremlin, a Talky Tina doll, slots, and a bookworm?
Warner Bros. is hoping this Twilight Zone will be a summer tentpole.