Tony Peckham, the man behind the screenplays for Invictus and Sherlock Holmes, is in final discussions to pen the rewrite for The Twilight Zone. Originally written by Jason Rothenberg (Body Politic), Peckham will tweak the tentpole project for Warner Bros. Variety reports that the studio aims to have one cohesive story that incorporates elements from The Twilight Zone universe. The feature will be directed by Matt Reeves (Let Me In) and produced through Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way.
In other screenwriter news, Todd Berger has been confirmed to pen the recent MGM pick up, Where’s Waldo? Touting a history of written shorts like Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters and The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol, Berger will next tackle the script for the striped traveler. Hit the jump for more.
THR reports that Berger will be handling the screenwriting efforts for MGM’s Where’s Waldo?, adapting the popular children’s book series created by illustrator Martin Handford. After MGM won out over Paramount/Nickelodeon for the film rights, word came out that unsuccessful bidders would have featured Waldo as a grown man wandering through history after an accident involving a time machine. MGM’s plans are currently under wraps, but at least they have a writer in place.
Berger is best known for his puppet crime mystery The Happytime Murders, a Black List script currently under development at Lionsgate with Cameron Diaz attached. You can read more on that project here.