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Fox may have cancelled Alcatraz but newly minted superstar producer/director/screenwriter J.J. Abrams will not rest until he has his own television network channel, or his own movie studio -- or both!
Paramount is J.J.'s home and the first place he takes new projects that Bad Robot, his production company, develops. The studio has agreed to develop two new feature film concepts, one a science fiction/thriller and the other a straight thriller.
The sci-fi one is called God Particle and is being looked at as a modest-sized picture, perhaps for Paramount's Insurge sister arm. The story, written by screenwriter Oren Uziel, is about the astronauts onboard a space station who look outside their window and discover that the Earth has vanished. This mystery might be caused by their recent use of a particle accelerator, but things get weirder when they detect that there is another nearby space station. Who's over there?
The other project set up is called Wunderkind and is written by Patrick Aison. This one is set in the 1970s and follows two Nazi hunters, one a young CIA trained operative, the other an older Mossad agent, who are on the hunt for fugitives from Hitler's Third Reich.
Abrams has numerous TV/film projects in development including a fifth Mission: Impossible movie, a sequel to Cloverfield, this fall's Revolution TV show and several others. He's currently directing the Star Trek movie sequel.