Bryan Singer’s Twilight Zone reboot is still happening

Bryan Singer’s Twilight Zone TV reboot has a writer, but X-Men: Days Of Future Past comes first

William Shatner in his iconic 1963 Twilight Zone appearance 'Nightmare At 20,000 Feet'
William Shatner in his iconic 1963 Twilight Zone appearance ‘Nightmare At 20,000 Feet’

Speaking to IGN, X-Men and Superman Returns director Bryan Singer offered and update on his long-mooted TV reboot of classic sci-fi anthology show The Twilight Zone, saying although work as slowed thanks to X-Men: Days Of Future Past, it’s still on the cards.

“It’ll be a little slower in process because of where I’m at with this film [X-Men: Days Of Future Past], but it’s definitely something I’m passionate about,” Singer confirmed.

“You know it’s always a challenge with anthology television shows because you don’t have a standing cast, so you’re always recasting. And you’re always finding new locations and environments to serve the different stories. But I’m anxious to figure out the right way to do it because I love anthologies.

X-Men director Bryan Singer with producer Lauren Shuler Donner
X-Men director Bryan Singer with producer Lauren Shuler Donner

“I love anthology movies and anthology television shows. I’m very passionate about it and some of those stories I think are worth revisiting now. And there are ways that they can be treated now, they can be scarier than they were then and also they can be much more visual because we have more technology.

“Back then you were shooting on the back lot or out west and now you can pull off a lot more for television. So I’m really looking forward to getting into it. There’s writer that I just got involved in it. I don’t want to say who it is yet because we have to make a deal, but somebody I enjoy working with. So that’s coming together right now, actually. So yeah, I’m into it.”

Pick up The Twilight Zone Season 1 on DVD for £17.92 and Blu-ray for £21.78 from Amazon.co.uk.