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JJ Abrams goes from Lost and Star Trek to ... Earthquake?

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 12th 2008 4:25PM
JJ AbramsJJ Abrams is a busy guy, and it looks like he's gearing up to produce one of his biggest films yet.

The Lost co-creator/producer, currently directing the big screen Star Trek flick, is going to produce a disaster movie centering around an earthquake. This isn't a remake of the 70s Irwin Allen film that starred Charlton Heston, George Kennedy, Ava Gardner, and Lorne Greene (playing Gardner's father, when he was only seven years older than she was) but a brand-spanking new adventure. It's way too early to talk about cast, but I bet Greg Grunberg will be in it. Abrams will produce the movie, but will he also direct?

This reminds me of a toy set I had when I was a kid called Earthquake Tower. It was a giant plastic building (taller than I was) that you put together. You could push a button at the bottom and the building would rock back and forth, knocking the plastic people figures off the ledges. I could never get the damn thing to work. Half of the building would come tumbling down, which would mean it's a really big earthquake but it doesn't make for much playing fun. The set also came with ambulances and firetrucks so you could make your own disaster movie. If I had this game today and a video camera...

Earthquake toy

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Well, he'd have to beat Brad Bird to the cinemas. He's working on one about the Great San Francisco Earthquake as we speak.

August 12 2008 at 6:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Actor n LA

Okay, just because there was recent quake in LA, a 5.4, didn't mean that was the light bulb that went off in your head afterwards. It was probably a light bulb that hit you in the head.


August 12 2008 at 4:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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