Matheson who wrote some of the most popular episodes of The Twilight Zone as well as the 1980 romance classic Somewhere In Time just turned 79, but he still writes at least four hours a day and claims hes never had a case of writers block.
This year should be a bookend for Matheson. Hes written the screenplays for two new films, It Waits and The Box; and Keenan Ivory Wayans is doing a remake of his 1950s sci-fi classic, The Incredible Shrinking Man.
In addition, Matheson is also publishing a new suspense novel, Woman (Gauntlet Publications), that he says deals with the lack of progress women have made for equality and imagines what might happen if nature decided to take a hand.
Matheson expects the book will become a film and, unlike some authors, hes not worried about the results. In his words, Someone once told Raymond Chandler, That movie they did ruined your book and he took a copy off his shelf and said, No. Its still here.
Woman will be in bookstores starting in June.
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