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Director Bryan Singer might be making headlines today for confirming that Hugh Jackman will be in the next X-Men movie, but he’s also interested in rebooting the iconic CBS series The Twilight Zone.
Deadline is reporting that Singer has signed a deal with CBS to make a Twilight Zone reboot his next TV project. He will develop, executive produce and possibly direct the project, which is only in its very early stages. He is also in talks with creator/writer Rod Serling’s estate about the new project.
Singer hasn’t pitched the project to any network, but CBS is probably going to get it. After all, the network aired the original series and the project will be developed through CBS TV Studios.
Director Matt Reeves and writer Jason Rothenberg are also working on a new Twilight Zone film for Warner Bros.
The original Twilight Zone aired from 1959 to 1964. The first CBS remake aired from 1985 to 1989 and Forest Whitaker hosted another reboot that aired on UPN for one season in 2002. There was also 1983’s Twilight Zone: The Movie.
Singer has worked on TV before and was an executive producer on House. Most recently, he directed the NBC Munsters reboot pilot Mockingbird Lane.
On the feature film side of the business, Singer confirmed Wednesday that Jackman will appear in X-Men: Days of Future Past, which Singer is signed to direct. Singer’s Jack The Giant Slayer hits theaters on March 1.