So I know that this man is dead, and that he never really directed movies. He was a writer. But he would still be the perfect person to get The Second Thief to film. That would be Rod Serling, the man responsible for The Twilight Zone. In essence, The Twilight Zone is a long episode of the Twilight Zone, right along with its twist ending. Some readers have loved this story, and some definitely haven't. I think it's all how you view the ending.
Who would score this movie? I would get Tangerine Dream to do it. The Tangerine Dream from the 80's that used to score lots of movies. Seems like this would fit with the story.