Friday, October 5, 2007

New Abram's Project: Fringe

Variety is reporting that the Mission Impossible III team of JJ Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are getting together to create a new series for Fox called Fringe. Orci and Kurtzman are currently working on Star Trek XI with Abrams, wrote Transformers and currently in negotiations for Transformers 2.

The 3 will executive produce the show and wrote the spec script and are working on getting together a showrunner (and one assumes writers) for the program.

From Variety, ""Fringe" mixes elements of "The X-Files" and Paddy Chayefsky's "Altered States" with what Abrams calls "a slight 'Twilight Zone' vibe." It will focus on brilliant but possibly crazy research scientist Walter Bishop [think House but more so], his estranged son and a female FBI agent who brings them together. Episodes will explore self-contained mysteries of the paranormal, as well as the relationships between the three leads."

The full article can be found here.

Why am I writing about this here? Well, the blog is Once Cloverfield has come and gone, I intend to cover Abram's other projects in some form or fashion. Since the script is done, the hard part is finished since the show runners will handle most of the day to day details while they just handle the approval of larger issues such as leads and the like so doubt this will interfere with their various current and future projects.

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