Tony Peckham is close to unlocking the door of imagination, Variety reports. The writer of films like Sherlock Holmes and Invictus, Peck is in final negotiations with Warner Bros. to write a script for its Twilight Zone movie.
Cloverfield and Let Me In director Matt Reeves will helm the adaptation of the classic television series, and Jason Rothenberg has already taken a crack at a script. However, the studio apparently wants another set of eyes on the project, and not just the creepy floating one from the show’s opening credits.
The brainchild of writer Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone originally aired from 1959-1964, offering a variety of twist-filled sci-fi, fantasy and horror stories, many of which are still as influential today as they were back then.
The series has been rejuvenated twice, and a feature film was made in 1983 by a quartet of directors (John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante and George Miller). That film featured four different segments, three of which were remakes of episodes from the series, in an anthology format, but word has it that the new movie will be one big story. And by “big,” we mean they’re aiming for it to be a blockbuster tentpole affair, although no details have been revealed.