Star Trek director/producer JJ Abrams is adding more projects to his growing slate at Paramount. This time his production company Bad Robot has nabbed a couple of new scripts, one about a Nazi-hunter titled "Wunderkind" and another sci-fi script titled "God Particle" about the Earth disappearing. More details below.
More movies for Abrams’ Bad Robot
JJ Abrams Bad Robot production company is adding a couple more films to its development slate for Paramount Pictures. First up Vulture is reporting that they have picked up a script titled "God Particle" from Oren Uziel (The Kitchen Sink). The description puts the film firmly in the genre category:
After a physics experiment with a large hadron accelerator causes the Earth to seemingly vanish completely, the terrified crew of an orbiting American space station is left floating in the middle of now-even-more-empty space. When a European spacecraft appears on their radar, the Americans must determine whether it’s their salvation, or a harbinger of doom.
The plan is to do the film with a ‘micro-budget’ of under $5 million, ala Paranormal Activity.
In addition, Variety is reporting that Bad Robot snapped up an action-thriller spec script titled "Wunderkind" from writer Patrick Aison (Echo Station). Here is the brief description:
Set in the 1970s, "Wunderkind" follows a young Nazi hunter with the CIA and an older Nazi hunter working for the Mossad. The two become reluctantly intertwined in their hunt.
Abrams and his Bad Robot partner Bryan Burk will be producer for both projects, but unlikely will helm either himself. Abrams is currently focused on post-production for his Star Trek sequel, due in theaters May 17, 2013. These two new projects will get added to Abrams to-do list at Paramount, which also includes an untitled sci-fi film, based on a script Bad Robot picked up in May.
Including two Star Trek features, Abrams’ Bad Robot has produced six films for Paramount since signing a production deal in the summer of 2006 (following the release of Abrams first film as a director, Mission: Impossible: III). Of that list Abrams directed three films (both Star Trek movies and Super 8). Right now it isn’t known what film Abrams will be directing next.