Monday, July 30, 2012

Abrams to Produce Earthquake

Deadline has announced that JJ Abrams has added yet another movie to his executive producing slate. The film is called Earthquake with Dustin Lance Black set as the writer the disaster flick being released through Universal. The film is not a remake of the 1974 film. Black won an Oscar for the writing for the film Milk and also wrote J. Edgar and 1st season of Big Love. Not entirely sure but think this puts Abrams at half dozen films and four television series for the next year that he is producing.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Abrams Signs up For Collider

JJ Abrams adds yet another movie to his producing plans with the movie Collider. The film will be written and directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) with Wright, Abrams and Nira Park sharing producing credits. The title and this team is currently all that is known about the movie. (via

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Jon Favreau, Abrams Talks Revolution

Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and JJ Abrams spoke about Revolution in a new NBC video that promotes the upcoming television show. Favreau directed the pilot episode while Abrams is executive producer. In the video, they discuss the themes of the show while it shows off a ton of new footage from the show.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Fringe Final Season Teaser Poster

It seems the Observers are coming, at least judging by this teaser poster for the final season of Fringe. Posted by Entertainment Weekly, it shows several Observers doing their creepy thing with the phrase "They are coming." This could be hinting at the final story arc that has the Fringe crew (unknowingly) triess to stop a future where the Observers have conquered the planet as teased in a season four episode "Letters of Transit". Hopefully a little bit more will be learned at the San Diego Comic Con panel that will be held on Sunday July 15th.

Lost Castmember Joins Revolution

JJ Abrams' Revolution has added to new cast members to the show that will debut this fall. The always gorgeous Elizabeth Mitchell, who previously worked with Abrams on Lost, joins the cast as the mother of Charlie and Danny (two other stars of the show). Mitchell is joined by Daniella Alonso (Friday Night Lights) as Nora who is part of the revels fighting against the militia that have taken over North America after the world loses all electricity and suddenly reverts to circa mid-1800s technology wise. These all part of ongoing tweaks to the show after the pilot episode with removal of Andrea Roth and Anna Lise Phillips. Sadly it does sound like this show will follow the Terra Nova/Falling Skies formula of focusing on the many ways humanity will hurt (and help) each other while trying to survive some X event. I just hope the execute the formula in a little more interesting fashion then has been done by these other shows as it gets to feel repetitive very quickly.