It looks like Bryan Singer’s failed attempt at rebooting The Munsters is not going to detour the director from making a return trip to small screen. The X-Men helmer is now on board to develop The Twilight Zone through CBS TV Studios with first dibs going to CBS and CW. There is no information about this project just yet as far as how it will be different from the original (note that he literally just signed on to develop it,) but we do know that this fills up Singer’s slate as he recently signed on to shepherd X-Men: Days of Future Past which launches into theaters in Summer 2014.
The big question mark here will be whether or not he will direct. Not all signs point to ‘yes’ as he has previously produced television shows (like Dirty Sexy Money) without an appearance behind the camera. Even so, it probably does not matter much for a whole lot of people as his only successful vehicle on television to date has been House which went on to see major changes from what the director first established in the show’s pilot episode.
The Twilight Zone has been rebooted a few of times since its first run in the early 1960′s with the first remake being in the 1980′s on CBS before finding another adaptation in 2002 via Viacom’s now-defunct network UPN. Also, it is worth noting that there is a movie in the works at Warner Bros. with Cloverfield director Matt Reeves in the chair working from a script by Jason Rothenberg.
Bryan Singer’s movie credits include X-Men, X2, Superman Returns, and Valkyrie. His next movie Jack the Giant Slayer is already completed and should arrive in theaters on March 1.