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Another odd project for J.J. Abrams

by Brett Love, posted Jun 18th 2008 10:03AM

J J AbramsApparently the new Trek movie, Fringe, and whatever it is he does over at Lost these days, isn't enough to fill up J.J. Abrams' day. That's a good thing. He'll be too busy to notice that you are downloading the leaked Fringe pilot. Through Bad Robot, Abrams is set to produce a new project, turning an article from the New York Times into a feature film. J.J.'s overlords at Paramount have purchased the rights to a recent article titled "Mystery On Fifth Avenue."

That article, written by Penelope Green, tells the story of a luxury apartment on Fifth Avenue that has some unique architecture. After dropping $8.5 million on the place, the new owners brought in an architectural designer to liven the place up for the kids. The remodel included hidden compartments, puzzles, poems, and messages. There is even a book and a soundtrack that goes with it. How that translates into a movie remains to be seen, but Abrams has some help from a couple television veterans as he tries to figure that out. Maya Forbes (The Larry Sanders Show) and Wally Wolodarsky (The Simpsons) are on board to write the feature. I'm thinking Panic Room meets Jumanji, with time traveling aliens.

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Dan Clarendon

Sweet photo of him in the APO tube there.

June 19 2008 at 8:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ashley Boyd

Doesn't he do...nothing on Lost? Didn't he just set the show up, oversee it for a bit (perhaps just the pilot) and be on his way?

June 18 2008 at 7:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joey Geraci

One has to wonder if he is stretching himself too thin. How can he possibly manage all these projects at once??

June 18 2008 at 11:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Edd

He's got 12 fingers on each hand...

June 18 2008 at 12:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joey Geraci

Heh!
Still, seriously, Abrams is heading for a nervous breakdown. I'm sure we'll see it when the Enterprise arrives on Earth and transports down to planet with a mysterious island where a plane crashed with everybody melted onboard. All that remains on the island is a weird haunted mansion with Children of the Corn running throughout.

June 18 2008 at 1:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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