Matt Reeves to Direct ‘8 O’Clock in the Morning’

Ray Nelson wrote this classic short story about a man who awakens to find alien beings controlling humanity.

Matt Reeves to helm They Live remake
Matt Reeves to helm They Live remake
Matt Reeves will direct an adaptation of the Ray Nelson short story 8 O'Clock in the Morning for Universal Pictures.

Matt Reeves will also write this sci-fi thriller about a man who awakens one morning to find that alien beings are controlling most aspects of society. If that premise sounds familiar to you, its because John Carpenter based his 1988 cult hit They Live on the same short story (just don't call it a reboot or a remake, please!)

About taking on the project, Matt Reeves had this to say.

"I saw an opportunity to do a movie that was very point-of-view driven, a psychological science fiction thriller that explores this guy's nightmare. There could be a desperate love story at the center of this. Carpenter took a satirical view of the material and the larger political implication that we're being controlled. I am very drawn to the emotional side, the nightmare experience with the paranoia of Invasion of the Body Snatchers or a Roman Polanski-style film."

8 O'Clock in the Morning is currently being written, and will go before the camera later this year.

Sources: Deadline

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Comments (8)

  1. Leng T'che

    This guy doesn't have an original bone in his body.

    4 years agoby @leng-tcheFlag

  2. HighCaliberINC

    Carpenter's They Live was awesome... love Rody Piper and loved when south park had jimmy and timmy do the fist-fight from the movie almost perfectly. Hope this is sweet..also like Reeves mentioning the Body Snatchers... one of my all-time favorite movies. (the original of course)

    4 years agoby @highcaliberincFlag

  3. Pjwolsker

    ha it could be alright

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  4. The Dark Knight

    loved They Live! I am really looking forward to this

    4 years agoby @thedarkknight23Flag

  5. m2

    very nice

    4 years agoby @m2Flag

  6. Worth5Bucks


    4 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  7. CUPID

    Sounds interesting.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  8. skywise

    As a fan of The original i am interested to see what they do to make this unique.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

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