Fantastic news for fans of 'Twilight Zone:' the man behind 'House' and 'Dirty Sexy Money,' Brian Singer, is spearheading the reboot of the Rod Serling classic series for CBS.
According to Deadline.com, Singer has closed a deal to develop, executive produce and possibly direct the new version of 'Zone' for CBS TV Studios. All that is missing is the proper writer... (Where do I apply!?)
The original 'Twilight Zone' ran on CBS from 1959-1964, leaving an indelible mark on American popular culture. CBS also aired a remake series 'Twilight Zone' which ran from 1985-1989; it just makes sense that the latest installment would wind up on CBS as well, though CBS TV Studios could slide the project over to the supernatural-friendly label CW.
UPN aired a reboot of 'Twilight Zone' for a single season in 2002, hosted by Forrest Whitaker. Singer, who directed the pilot for the smash hit 'House' (which he also Executive Produced) is hoping that the 2013 reboot has more success than the UPN version. Singer recently directed the 'Munsters' revival television movie event 'Mockingbird Lane,' which received a glowing review from our own Joel Thomas.
On the feature side of things, Singer is back at the helm of the 'X-Men' franchise, hard at work directing the sequel to 'X-Men: First Class' entitled 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.' Intended to act as a link between the prequel story of 'First Class' and the original 'X-Men' trilogy (out of which Singer directed two), 'Days of Future Past' borrows its title from a popular storyline in the 1980s Marvel Comics involving alternate futures. This marks Singer's return to the superhero genre, after the critically-panned feature 'Superman Returns.'
'Twilight Zone' remains in the early stages of development at CBS TV Studios.