Star Trek producer/director has added yet another project to the production slate for his Bad Robot Productions. This time he and fellow Star Trek producer Bryan Burk are developing a new thriller based on the teenage kissing party game "Seven minutes in Heaven" but with a twist. Details below.
JJ Abrams deadly 7 Minutes in Heaven
According to THR, Abrams latest production to go into development at Bad Robot is a thriller based on an idea from Jack Bender, who the main director and an executive producer for Abrams’ ABC series Lost. will helm "7 Minutes in Heaven" which is based on the premise that (according to THR):
two teens who go into a closet as part of the titular game (Seven minutes in Heaven) and find all their friends dead when they come back out.
Abrams and Bender are looking for a writer, with Bender as director. The film will likely be a Paramount production. Bender was also recently reported to be in negotiations with Paramount to direct Chris Pine in the next Jack Ryan movie. It isn’t clear if that is still a go or if this project will take precedent for Bender.
7 Minutes in Heaven is just the latest project to go into the hopper at Bad Robot, along with the recently announced Boilerplate, a remake of Little Darlings, Mission Impossible 4, Super 8 and of course the next Star Trek film (and more).