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Is J.J. Abrams, A Director Of STAR TREK, STAR WARS And MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE Movies, Tackling TWILIGHT ZONE Next??

I am – Hercules!!

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.

Interesting!

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?

Or?

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?

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