Posted on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 by David Chen
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Warner Bros. has settled on a director to helm the studio’s new feature based on Rod Serling’s ground-breaking TV series The Twilight Zone. Matt Reeves, director of Cloverfield and Let Me In, will make the movie for the studio based on a script by Jason Rothenberg. What happened to those talks with directors like Christopher Nolan, Michael Bay, Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men), Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and David Yates (Harry Potter films)? I bet Matt Reeves is a lot cheaper, and might have promised a cheaper movie overall. And he might be a better choice than most, too. Read More »
Recently Matt Reeves, director of Cloverfield and Let Me In, was linked to the adaptation of Justin Cronin‘s zombie apocalypse novel The Passage. Previously developed by Ridley Scott and screenwriter John Logan, the movie is now going to get a new script revision at the hands of Jason Keller. (Writer of Machine Gun Preacher, and the Snow White project at Relativity.) Read More »
Oh, good. So this week, Frankenstein films are the new Snow White/Wizard of Oz/etc. We’ve got news on two Frankenstein-related projects that have both moved forward today.
Matt Reeves moved from director of interest thanks to Cloverfield to something approaching A-list status with Let Me In. He’s certainly lining up a few high-profile genre projects, and the latest is This Dark Endeavor, an adaptation of the Kenneth Oppel ‘young Frankenstein’ novel that Summit optioned not too long ago. The other is The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein, which Sam Raimi‘s Ghost House pictures is producing. That one just hired playwright David Auburn to script. More detail on both, as well as vague updates on several other Frankenstein projects, after the break. Read More »
Just last week, Cloverfield and Let Me In director Matt Reeves signed to direct a new film based on the story 8 O’Clock in the Morning, which was once turned into the John Carpenter film They Live. Now he’s signed to adapt another prose property. This time it is Justin Cronin‘s novel The Passage, in which science accidentally creates a host of vampires that nearly wipe out mankind. Ridley Scott was once attached to direct, and he was a more obvious choice than Matt Reeves, whose films so far have told stories on a smaller scale than this.
More details on the book and the deal are after the break. Read More »
Last we heard from director Matt Reeves, he promised that a Cloverfield sequel was coming. That might still be the case, but it won’t be the next film for the director of Cloverfield and Let Me In. Reeves will next write and direct a film based on the Ray Nelson short story 8 O’Clock in the Morning which was also the basis for the cult classic John Carpenter film They Live. In the short story, the main character wakes up one morning and realizes aliens exist and are all around us, we just can’t see them. In Carpenter’s film, characters saw the aliens through the use of glasses but that won’t be the case here and Reeves’ film is not considered a remake. Read more about the film, including quotes from Reeves on how he’ll approach the material differently from Carpenter, after the jump. Read More »
Several years have past since we’ve heard anything about a sequel to the 2008 hit film Cloverfield. Since its release director Matt Reeves made Let Me In, a worthy remake of Let The Right One In, producer J.J. Abrams made another monster blockbuster, Star Trek, and remains in the mysterious movie business with Super 8 while writer Drew Goddard is writing Robopocalypse for Steven Spielberg. Since all the principals are so busy, not much has happened in regards to Cloverfield 2 but in a recent interview, Reeves said “Well, you are going to see it – we just don’t know when.” Read more after the break. Read More »
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