JJ Abrams is the man behind some of the most thought provoking science fiction TV shows on the air, as well as several blockbuster films. According to Variety, the already highly successful producer/director/screenwriter has inked a multimillion dollar deal for an untitled project that will unite the creative minds behind The Devil Wears Prada and Sherlock Holmes.
The trade is reporting that Paramount, the studio behind Abrams’ hit Star Trek, have acquired an untitled pitch from writers Aline Brosh McKenna and Simon Kinberg. The price tag on the project is a cool 2 million dollars, and the film will be backed by Abrams’ Bad Robot production company. No details regarding the film’s plot have been divulged at the moment, because it’s still in the early stages of development.
We do know that the hired writers have had their fair share of good and bad films to their credit. McKenna tackled The Devil Wears Prada, but also was the pen behind 27 Dresses (shiver). Kinberg wrote Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and the upcoming Sherlock Holmes, but also had a hand in X3: X-Men the Last Stand. That alone puts him on my sh*t list. That movie was horrible!
Both of these writers are from two extremely different backgrounds. Their partnership could produce something really great, or really bad. We’ll have to wait and see, which one it is.
What do you think of the latest project from JJ Abrams Bad Robot? How do you think the writers will mesh?