Though he will eventually be making Cloverfield 2, it’s not going to be Matt Reeves’s next movie. He has set his sights on re-adapting Ray Nelson’s short story, “8 O’Clock in the Morning.” The story is about a man who wakes up one morning to the shocking discovery that aliens exist, hidden within human society. As you may have gathered from the header image, this story has been made into a film once before, in the form of the John Carpenter classic, They Live. However, Reeves has been very adamant in saying that this is not a remake, but rather a different adaptation of the source material. While They Live takes the satirical, political approach, Reeves’s movie will be more or a paranoia-based thriller. He will take both writing and directing duties.
I’m just so glad this isn’t going to be a remake of They Live, which is just too damned awesome for such an endeavor. South Park already remade the best section of the film, and that’s about all I can handle. The story itself seems like it would lend itself well to the kind of story Reeves mentions above, and considering how much I enjoyed Cloverfield and how much everyone tells me I’ll enjoy Let Me In when I finally nut up and watch it, I guess this seems like a cool idea.[Via /Film]