Abrams' next production project
J.J. Abrams has a new production project under his wing, and it's sounding like a very odd one indeed, and a very secret one. The plot is being kept tightly behind sealed lips, as is every detail about it, apart from the writers.
Paramount has paid almost US $2 million for an untitled pitch for a film from two writers who are extremely different but come backed with the name of J.J. Abrams.
The writers are Simon Kinberg - Mr. & Mrs. Smith, X-Men: The Last Stand, Jumper, Sherlock Holmes and The Hardy Men - and Aline Brosh McKenna - Laws of Attraction, The Devil Wears Prada, 27 Dresses and Morning Glory. They've both worked together on the rewrite of Date Night.
Now that's a strange combination, and Variety who fields the story picks up on that too. Apparently Abram's Bad Robot company worked with them to get the pitch right for Paramount who loved it.
"These two writers couldn't be more different, the genres they write seem almost diametrically opposed...But they came to Bad Robot with a pitch that thrilled us. We feel extremely lucky to get to work with this amazing team."
Now there's nothing else given out about the script or the story, but these two writers together are interesting. Think of Mr & Mrs Smith mixed with The Devil Wears Prada. Now that's got to be something interesting, especially with Bad Robot producing.