An interesting tidbit from J.J. Abrams’ new interview with Playboy:
PLAYBOY: Star Wars, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible—you’re the king of the reboot. Don’t you want to make something original again?
ABRAMS: I have to say, as someone who almost to a point of embarrassment has associated himself with a number of projects that preexisted, I’m not looking to do another reboot. There’s one project, which I can’t talk about yet, that we are going to do in the TV space that is an exception.
Surely any studio would consider letting Abrams develop any of their old properties -- “Lost in Space”? “The Jetsons”? “Bewitched”? “The Addams Family”? -- given how successful he was with resuscitating the “Trek” and “Impossible” franchises.
Could Abrams be talking about “The Twilight Zone” -- a series I remember him describing as his all-time favorite?
In December director Bryan Singer (“Apt Pupil,” “X-Men,” “Superman Returns,” “Valkyrie,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”) reportedly closed a deal with CBS TV Studios to bring a new “Twilight Zone” series back to television, but we haven’t heard anything about that since.
Is Singer’s project about to become a Bad Robot production?
Matt Reeves, who directed Abrams’ “Felicity” and “Cloverfield,” was once attached to direct Leonardo DiCaprio’s long-gestating big-screen “Twilight Zone” project. Maybe Abrams will get involved there?
And if it’s not “Twilight Zone” at all, what other existing franchise could be exciting Abrams’ interest?
The Blu-ray second season of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” $114.99 in September and $73.90 last week, has fallen (this week only) to its lowest price ever: $52.49!! (60% Off!!) Cheaper Than Used!!