News broke today that the planned ‘Twilight Zone’ film is being passed on the a third writer. Granted the film will be several short tied together narratives this is a very bad sign. Too many writers is NEVER a good sign.
Matt Reeves is on board to direct the newest film version of the hit 60s TV show. ‘Cloverfield’ wasn’t exactly a stunning directorial achievement, but his vampire remake ‘Let Me In’ had a lot of great moments. Him at the reins of this film was a good sign.
The first writer on board was newcomer Jason Rothenberg. New writers are the best news for genre films. It was then passed on to Anthony Peckham, writer of ‘Invictus’, a move that mostly feels like a calling in a script doctor. The script is now being passed on to Joby Harold. Harold worked on the screenplay for the upcoming Tom Cruise film ‘All You Need Is Kill.’ Terrible title, interesting premise if you care to look it up.
This is too many writers. Movies like this hardly come together well. Last weeks ‘Snow White and The Huntsman’ had too many cooks in the kitchen and came off uneven and scattered. This may work in a film of vignettes but its just not news I enjoy.
Also who the hell wants a new ‘Twilight Zone’ anyway?