Cloverfield director Matt Reeves has passed on The Twilight Zone movie. Word is he’ll no longer be at the helm of the Warner Bros. project. The good news for Reeves is that he has a lot of other work to look forward to, including the possibility to direct Dawn of the Planet of The Apes for Fox.

Variety first broke the news about Reeves’ exit from The Twilight Zone. Apparently it all came down to scheduling conflicts, and the studio placed a hold on the project.

But just as this was happening, Deadline reported that Reeves was the front runner in a short list of directors who are being considered to helm the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie. Rupert Wyatt, director of the reboot Rise of the Planet of The Apes, was uncomfortable about making the May 23, 2014 release date the studio announced for the sequel and thus left the project, leaving an open seat for another eager director.

Reeves is the studio’s first choice to replace Wyatt, followed by with J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later), Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter), Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible) and Rian Johnson (Looper).

If Reeves chooses to pass on Dawn, he has a bunch of other projects lined up including the vampire post-apocalyptic movie The Passage, the Frankenstein adventure film This Dark Endeavor and the 1940 remake The Invisible Woman. So maybe he’ll just have to pass on the Apes movie too.

Who do you think should replace Reeves for The Twilight Zone? Should he sign on to direct Dawn of the Planet of the Apes?

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