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Warner Bros. Wants Matt Reeves for 'The Twilight Zone'

16 October 2011 11:52 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The 'Cloverfield' and 'Let Me In' director beats out an impressive shortlist.

There has been talk about Warner Bros. upcoming big-screen adaptation of The Twilight Zone for some time now, with a shortlist of directors including Christopher Nolan and Michael Bay circulating among the other news sites. But all of that speculation can now most likely be put to rest. Deadline reports that the studio has picked Matt Reeves to be the movie's director. Reeves rose to prominence in 2008 with Cloverfield, a found footage monster movie that famously had one of the coolest viral marketing campaigns on the planet. He followed that up with last year's Let Me In, an adaptation of the 2008 Swedish vampire flick Let The Right One In, that wasn't too shabby either provided you weren't on the "they're remaking it that quick? Blasphemy!" side of the argument.

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The Twilight Zone has its director

16 October 2011 12:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Having drawn up a shortlist a few weeks ago, Warner Bros has now picked who it wants to enter The Twilight Zone.

A couple of weeks back, we reported on the list of potential directors who were on Warner Bros' shortlist to direct their big screen re-boot of The Twilight Zone. The list included Christopher Nolan, Michael Bay, Alfonso Cuaron, David Yates and Rupert Wyatt. They’re all very different directors in terms of style who would have provided their own unique spin on the source material.

Warner Bros, however, now has its man, and the job hasn't gone to one of the names on that aforementioned list. Instead, it's gone to Cloverfield and Let Me In director Matt Reeves. The plan is to sign him up and get working on the script, with a view to begin shooting next year.

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Matt Reeves Set to Direct Twilight Zone Film

15 October 2011 3:08 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

After mulling over a number of directors for the gig (which reportedly included Christopher Nolan, Alfonso Cuaron, and Michael Bay), Warner Bros. has settled on Let Me In director Matt Reeves to helm their new Twilight Zone film. Deadline reports that negotiations are set to get underway next week, with the intention of getting things moving quickly in order to star production by next summer. Jason Rothenberg (Body Politic) wrote the script, which will be “one 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.” The single story angle is unlike the previous 1983 feature film iteration of the TV series, which was an anthology comprised of multiple segments with different directors (including Steven Spielberg and John Landis). Reeves’ 2010 horror film Let Me In, a remake of the Swedish flick Let the Right One In, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Director Matt Reeves Chosen to Bring The Twilight Zone Back to the Big Screen

15 October 2011 11:18 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We already knew Warner Bros. has been searching for a director to help them bring The Twilight Zone back to the big screen, and today word has come down that they've made their choice: Let Me In and Cloverfield director Matt Reeves.

Per Deadline final negotiations will get under way early next week for Reeves to helm the Jason Rothenberg-scripted thriller based on the classic Rod Serling TV series. So much for earlier reports that Christopher Nolan, Michael Bay, and Alfonso Cuaron were the final three directors in contention!

The Twilight Zone is being produced by Appian Way partners Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran with Michael Ireland. Warner Bros.’ Matt Cherniss is the executive producer. 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 »

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Exclusive! Matt Reeves Is Warner Bros’ Pick For ‘Twilight Zone’ Movie

15 October 2011 10:52 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Let Me In and Cloverfield director Matt Reeves has been chosen by Warner Bros to direct The Twilight Zone, the Jason Rothenberg-scripted thriller based on the classic Rod Serling TV series. Negotiations will get underway early next week, but this is an assignment that was coveted by a number of top directors. The Twilight Zone is being produced by Appian Way partners Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran, and Michael Ireland. Warner Bros’ Matt Cherniss is the exec.  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. The hope is to sign to sign Reeves quickly, continue to work on the script and get the picture into production by next summer. Reeves is aligned with »

- MIKE FLEMING

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Shawn Levy Confirmed to Direct Frankenstein for 20th Century Fox

1 September 2011 1:30 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Last week, we reported that director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) was in talks to helm 20th Century's Fox new adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.  Today, Variety confirms that Levy has gotten the gig and beaten out talented directors like Paul Greengrass and David Yates.  Levy's film will work from a script by Max Landis (Chronicle) and will compete with the six other Frankenstein films currently in the works at other studios.  I hope that Levy's adaptation is so full of slapstick and bad jokes that it inadvertently becomes a backdoor Frankenberry movie. Hit the jump for a recap of the other Frankenstein flicks in development. Here's a brief rundown of the other Frankenstein movies in various stages of development.  Here's hoping that at least one or two make it out before Levy's and effectively kill this project. David Auburn’s (Proof) adaptation of Peter Ackroyd’s novel The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein. »

- Matt Goldberg

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20th Century Fox Taps Max Landis To Reanimate Frankenstein

29 June 2011 12:00 PM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is certainly en vogue in Hollywood right now. It seems like you can’t turn around without bumping into another Frankenstein film in development and 20th Century Fox is no different in cooking up its own take on the classic horror tale.

According to Variety, 20th Century Fox has tapped Max Landis (Chronicle) to write the screenplay for their untitled Frankenstein project. No director is currently attached to the project though the studio has been courting David Yates (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum), and Ron Howard (The Dark Tower).

Not much more is known about this particular Frankenstein project save that Davis Entertainment will be producing. Take a gander at some of the other Frankenstein projects under development right now:

Wake The Dead, a film adaptation of Steve Niles’ graphic novels who just nabbed Haley Joel Osment to star in the modern day Frankenstein tale, »

- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer

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Haley Joel Osment Sees Dead People Again In Steve Niles’ Wake The Dead

29 June 2011 6:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

As writer Steve Niles tweeted recently, “Haley Joel Osment sees dead people again, but this time in pieces.” There are multiple Frankenstein-themed projects in development right now with different studios but this one has just nabbed The Sixth Sense star.

According to Variety, Haley Joel Osment (Sassy Pants, AI) will star as Victor Franklin in a film adaptation of Steve Niles’ (30 Days of Night) graphic novels, Wake The Dead. This modern day Frankenstein tale follows Victor, “a college student experimenting with reversing death.”

Jay Russell (Ladder 49, Tuck Everlasting) will direct the film with a script he adapted along with James V. Hart (Tuck Everlasting, Bram Stokers’ Dracula). Slash, former lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, will be producing the project with Michael Williams and Rob Eric of Slasher Films, Slash’s production company dedicated to horror films. Ray Mansfield and Shaun Redick will executive produce.

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- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer

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Haley Joel Osment Will ‘Wake the Dead’ in Return to Acting

28 June 2011 12:30 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Haley Joel Osment, who earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role as Cole Sear in The Sixth Sense, is set to return to acting after an 8-year break for school. The now 23-year-old actor was last seen in 2003′s Secondhand Lions.

Variety reports Osment will star in Wake the Dead, an adaptation of 30 Days of Night author Stephen Niles‘s graphic novel that takes the Frankenstein story and sets it in the present day. Osment will play a college student named Victor Franklin who, in his studies, experiments with reversing death.

Wake the Dead is being produces through the guitarist Slash‘s horror banner, Slasher FilmsJay Russell (Ladder 49) is set to direct. Says Slasher Films producer Rob Eric of Osment’s casting, “This role allows him to break out of his shell and he will have no problem handling it.”

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- James Battaglia

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Matt Reeves Talks "This Dark Endeavor" Frankenstein Movie

27 June 2011 8:56 PM, PDT | Horrorbid | See recent Horrorbid news »

Last month it was revealed that Matt Reeves (Let Me In, Cloverfield) has signed on to direct "This Dark Endeavor," which is a film based on the novel by Kenneth Oppel about a young Victor Frankenstein. FearNet caught up with the director to get a few more details. " a young man, he's about fifteen, sixteen years old. It's not present day," said Reeves. "It's the story of what formed him psychologically to put him on that path, to become God, t… »

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Haley Joel Osment to Star in Frankenstein Retelling Wake The Dead

27 June 2011 8:02 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

After an eight year hiatus from the movies, Haley Joel Osment is making a return to acting with three independent projects.  The first two are in post-production, with no release set and truly unfortunate titles: Sassy Pants and Montana Amazon.  The third has a fine title (Wake the Dead) and should have no trouble finding distribution given the marketability.  Variety reports that Osment will play Victor Franklin, a college student who experiments with raising the dead in a present-day retelling of Frankenstein. Wake the Dead is set up at Slasher Films, a production company launched by Guns N' Roses guitarist SlashJay Russell (The Water Horse) will direct from a script he co-wrote with James V. Hart (August Rush), based on Steve Niles comic of the same name.  Wake the Dead is one of many upcoming projects based on the Frankenstein tale.  Hit the jump for a recap. Now with »

- Brendan Bettinger

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Matt Reeves on This Dark Endeavor Frankenstein Movie

27 June 2011 4:29 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Last month it was revealed that Matt Reeves (Let Me In, Cloverfield) has signed on to direct "This Dark Endeavor," based on a novel by Kenneth Oppel about a young Victor Frankenstein. FearNet has now caught up with the helmer to get a few more details. "[Victor Frankenstein is] a young man, he's about fifteen, sixteen years old. It's not [set in] present day," said Reeves. "It's the story of what formed him psychologically to put him on that path, to become God, to create life. It's actually a very, very sad, painful story, but a wonderful adventure and love story too. In many ways, like 'Let Me In,' [it's] a coming of age story, but one that sort of ends up being the creation myth for one of the great stories of our time." When asked if the film will have horror elements to it, Reeves replied: "Yeah, absolutely. It doesn't actually get as far as the Monster, »

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Max Landis Penning "Frankenstein" Take

23 June 2011 6:05 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

20th Century Fox and producer John Davis have hired rising scribe Max Landis ("Chronicle") to pen a script for a new take on the "Frankenstein" tale says The Hollywood Reporter.

Vulture adds that this version will tell the tale through the eyes of Igor, Victor Frankenstein’s assistant. Davis, son of John Landis, will obviously produce. This is yet another version of the tale in the works, joining a half dozen in development.

They include Guillermo del Toro's remake of the 1931 Universal film adaptation, Summit Entertainment's adaptation of Kenneth Oppel's "This Dark Endeavor", Stuart Beattie's adaptation of "I, Frankenstein", Ghost House Pictures' adaptation of Peter Ackroyd's novel "The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein", Guns n Roses guitarist Slash's comic adaptation "Wake the Dead", and Sony Pictures' contemporary re-telling from a pitch by Craig Fernandez. »

- Garth Franklin

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Fox Taps Max Landis to Pen Frankenstein Project

22 June 2011 5:29 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

20th Century Fox has thrown its hat into the Frankenstein ring, hiring Max Landis (Chronicle) to pen a take on the Mary Shelley 1818 classic. Per Variety, the project is still in its infancy and the studio has yet to even put together a list of front-runners for the director's chair. Nevertheless, the report claims that Fox is looking to land a big name, citing Paul Greengrass, David Yates, and even Ron Howard (who is apparently interested in every project currently circling Hollywood) as potential candidates for the gig. Although the plot details surrounding Landis' untitled take are currently under wraps, soon you may be able to crack the code simply by process of elimination. As of now, there are several Frankenstein projects in development (no surprise, as the classic tale resides in the public domain) including: playwright David Auburn's The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein, author Kenneth Oppel's This »

- Jason Barr

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Matt Reeves To Direct Frankenstein Pic This Dark Endeavor

25 May 2011 2:30 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Matt Reeves To Direct Frankenstein Pic This Dark Endeavor

In news of yet another Frankenstein-themed pic in the works, Deadline reports that Let Me In helmer Matt Reeves is set to direct This Dark Endeavor for Summit Entertainment. Jacob Aaron Estes (Mean Creek) will pen the film adaptation of Kenneth Oppel’s young adult novel “This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein,” which hits bookstores this summer.The novel is part of a proposed book series (hello, franchise) to be published by Simon and Schuster. The plot synopsis of This Dark Endeavor centers around Victor Frankenstein’s twin brother Konrad, who is gravely ill. Victor sets out with his friend Elizabeth to find the elusive ingredients for the Elixir of Life, a magic serum that bestows the gift of perpetual life. No doubt a romantic triangle develops, and dangerous adventures ensue.

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- Amy Curtis

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Matt Reeves To Direct New Frankenstein Movie!

25 May 2011 11:37 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Horror fans embraced writer/director Matt Reeves’ creepy, taut and emotionally moving vampire thriller Let Me In, a remake every bit as frightening as the Swedish original Let The Right One In. According to Deadline, these same genre buffs celebrated the news that Reeves signed on to direct The Dark Endeavor, based on the upcoming novel This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein. Jacob Aaron Estes boarded the project as scriptwriter, adapting Kenneth Oppel’s novel about Victor Frankenstein seeking a magical potion of life for his ill brother with disastrous results. »

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Matt Reeves To Direct New Frankenstein Movie!

25 May 2011 11:37 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Horror fans embraced writer/director Matt Reeves’ creepy, taut and emotionally moving vampire thriller Let Me In, a remake every bit as frightening as the Swedish original Let The Right One In. According to Deadline, these same genre buffs celebrated the news that Reeves signed on to direct The Dark Endeavor, based on the upcoming novel This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein. Jacob Aaron Estes boarded the project as scriptwriter, adapting Kenneth Oppel’s novel about Victor Frankenstein seeking a magical potion of life for his ill brother with disastrous results. »

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Matt Reeves To Direct New Frankenstein Movie!

25 May 2011 11:37 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Horror fans embraced writer/director Matt Reeves’ creepy, taut and emotionally moving vampire thriller Let Me In, a remake every bit as frightening as the Swedish original Let The Right One In. According to Deadline, these same genre buffs celebrated the news that Reeves signed on to direct The Dark Endeavor, based on the upcoming novel This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein. Jacob Aaron Estes boarded the project as scriptwriter, adapting Kenneth Oppel’s novel about Victor Frankenstein seeking a magical potion of life for his ill brother with disastrous results. »

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Several Frankenstein films in development

25 May 2011 9:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hollywood has become overrun with vampires and zombies and lately Snow White and The Wizard of Oz have also been the subjects of multiple projects. Now there’s another familiar character who is the focus of a number of films currently being developed: Frankenstein.

It has been reported that David Auburn (Proof) has signed on to write the film adaptation of Peter Ackroyd’s novel The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein, to be produced by Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures. This story follows Frankenstein’s youth, as he begins experimenting with corpses, influenced by the outspoken English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Frankenstein author Mary Shelley will also make an appearance in the film.

Meanwhile, Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In) is going to direct an adaptation of Kenneth Oppel’s upcoming novel This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, with a script written by Jacob Estes (Mean Creek). This »

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Matt Reeves Set To Direct ‘This Dark Endeavor’

25 May 2011 7:51 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Let Me In didn’t exactly light up the box office last fall, but writer/director Matt Reeves has experienced no difficulty in getting hired on for additional work. Now he is reportedly set to (at some point) helm yet another supernatural horror film – This Dark Endeavor, a prequel of sorts that explores the history of Victor Frankenstein prior to his days of violating the laws of nature.

Certain readers will recall that this isn’t the only in-development project that Reeves has been connected to of late. He’s also in line to write and direct an adaptation of the sci-fi paranoia thriller “8 O’Clock in the Morning” (a.k.a. the short story that inspired They Live) and call the shots on an adaptation of the post-apocalyptic vampire tale, The Passage.

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- Sandy Schaefer

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