The dedication J.J. Abrams‘ exudes in his storytelling is, by now, so well-known and so well-documented that it’s officially turned into an unfunny joke. Which, of course, means it’d be a little tired to say, for instance, that this new project is so secret we won’t even know what it’s about after it hits. Because, you see…
Anyway, we’ve heard from Variety that Bad Robot and Paramount have made the move to acquire a spec script from Matt Stuecken and Josh Campbell, which is only summarized as “a [low-budget] contained thriller with sci-fi elements.” That could, in all reality, mean almost anything, so any interest on my part will have to stem directly from a simple trust of Abrams‘ taste and sensibilities — a few big missteps in his filmography obviously notwithstanding. Because, boy, that logline sure isn’t giving us anything, and I’m not going to bother reading a lot into it for the time being.
Could something special lie in this project, or can we not make any real judgement right now?
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