JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot To Produce Nazi-hunter & New Sci-fi Movie For Paramount

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.



Sort by:   newest | oldest
Jefferies Tuber
June 12, 2012 1:42 pm

Bah Ram Ewe.

June 12, 2012 1:45 pm

Both sound interesting, looking forward to it!

fatman bruno
June 12, 2012 1:46 pm

Well presumable his next film will be STAR TREK: SPOCK after he has finished post production on STAR TREK: KHAN :-)

June 12, 2012 1:47 pm

These both sound pretty cool!

June 12, 2012 1:51 pm

Sounds good. Crossing my fingers the “wunderkind” is not played by Shia LaBeouf.

June 12, 2012 2:12 pm

Not to be the language police, but there appears to be a typo in there on the Trek sequel date.

Sounds like Bad Robot continues to keep an eye out for interesting material, which is a good thing!

June 12, 2012 2:19 pm

The first one sounds awful. Second sounds like it could be interesting if they resist the urge to make it too hollywood.

Peter Loader
June 12, 2012 2:19 pm

More quick studio cash cows that should come with free popcorn when you buy the DVD.

Gorn Born
June 12, 2012 2:20 pm

The “God Particle” set-up sounds quite similar in some aspects to Manny Coto’s “Odyssey 5” which was about space shuttle astronauts stranded when the Earth disappeared.

June 12, 2012 2:29 pm

They should hire the elusive Higgs Boson as the lead.

June 12, 2012 2:51 pm

“Higgs Boson” LOL Nice one Chris.

Guy from Berlin
June 12, 2012 4:20 pm

“nazi hunter” … man damn … the war is over !!!

June 12, 2012 4:38 pm

Funny, a friend and I had this idea about the ISS crew having to watch a sudden WW3 erase all major cities… a film showing how they as the only ones not directly involved can only watch and hope, not knkowing how many survived, because all radio contact is lost at the beginning…

June 12, 2012 5:19 pm

12: I’m with you. Enough with the Nazis already!

June 12, 2012 5:49 pm

First one sounds a bit like “Odyssey 5” starring Peter Weller.


June 12, 2012 6:13 pm

“God Particle” sound crazy enough to be really interesting. I like it.

June 12, 2012 7:55 pm

LOL Chris!!

June 13, 2012 8:06 am

They both sound worthy of me checking out! ;)

Manuel Davidoff
June 13, 2012 9:59 am

The war is over almost 70 year’s ago, why they still torture themselves? are they try to make people to not repeat those abominable things? Guess what? In the end people will do the same things, because people are basically stupid. That’s clear!

June 13, 2012 1:57 pm

13 cool idea, but word of advice, never ever put potential original story ideas you might have and hope to write one day and (in the day of people being able to produce their own indie films)produce yourself, on message forums or websites, or even talk about it to other people

atleast not before you have it copywritten and or atleast registerd with the WGA.

Anyone can come along and take your little blurb of an idea you posted and make the idea their own.

just a friendly word of advice.