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DEC
19
1 years

'X-Men's' Bryan Singer Prepping 'Twilight Zone' Reboot

CBS Television Studios, which owns the rights to Rod Serling's original, is searching for a writer on the project.

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There may be a new dimension coming in The Twilight Zone.

The CBS sci-fi classic could be making a return to primetime as CBS Television Studios -- the producer behind the original 1959-1964 edition -- is prepping a potential reboot, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

X-Men's Bryan Singer is attached to develop, executive produce and potentially direct a new version of the drama about a mysterious dimension "between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge -- the summit of imagination," as the original noted in its opening credits.

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CBS TV Studios, which recently entered the sci-fi space with a straight-to-series order for the Stephen King best-seller, is currently searching for a writer to adapt Rod Serling's original Twilight Zone. The project has yet to be taken out to networks

This marks the latest attempt to reboot Twilight Zone. Serling's original ran for five seasons on CBS with an '80s revival airing on the network that ran for three seasons. A UPN reboot in 2002 with host Forest Whitaker ran for one season.

The project marks the latest geek-themed effort for Singer, who this fall directed NBC's Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane.

Singer next has X-Men: Days of Future Past set up. His credits include Superman Returns and The Usual Suspects.

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