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Simon Pegg Co-Writing Star Trek 3

Trek Sequel Beams Up New Writer In the bid to get the next Star Trek sequel out in time for the franchise’s 50th anniversary in 2016 after Robert Orci’s demotion from the project, Paramount has enlisted Simon Pegg, Scotty himself, to co-write a draft at warp speed so that production can proceed at full impulse power. According to a report from Deadline , Pegg will be working with Doug Jung, who created the TNT series Dark Blue and has worked with Bad Robot Productions previously on a film titled Diamond . The storyline has not yet been revealed, but Fast and Furious director Justin Lin recently took over for Orci in the big chair. Pegg is an exciting choice to liven up Star Trek , having previously co-written the Edgar Wright-directed Cornetto Trilogy ( Shaun of the Dead , Hot Fuzz and The World’s End ) with Nick Frost. He also wrote Run Fatboy Run , but let’s not focus on that right now. Discuss this story with fellow SJF fans on Facebook . On Twitter, follow us at @San

J.J. Abrams & Stephen King Team Up For A Hulu Series

Hulu is in the Bad Robot business. The streaming service has handed out a straight-to-series order for a nine-hour event series from J.J. Abrams ' Bad Robot Productions and based on Stephen King 's 2011 novel, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting. The series is described as a thriller in which high school English teacher Jake Epping travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, his falling in love and the past itself … which doesn’t want to be changed. Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, The Red Road) will pen the script and exec produce the drama alongside King and Bad Robot's Bryan Burk. Bad Robot's Kathy Lingg will co-exec produce and Athena Wickham will produce. The drama hails from Warner Bros. Television, where Abrams' Bad Robot is under an overall deal. 11/22/63 marks the first collaboration for Abrams with Hulu, which will be the stateside home for th

J.J. Abrams To Ride In Lance Armstrong Film

Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot partners JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk are going to make a movie about the epic rise and fall of doping bicyclist Lance Armstrong. They’ve just closed a deal for screen rights to Cycle Of Lies: The Fall Of Lance Armstrong , a proposal for a book that will be written by Juliet Macur for HarperCollins. Macur is a sports reporter for The New York Times, and she has covered Armstrong for over a decade, through the cyclist’s recovery from deadly cancer to his capturing seven Tour de France title. She has also covered the allegations of doping that Armstrong vehemently denied, before finally falling on his sword in a much publicized interview with Oprah Winfrey (since that two-part program will put Winfrey’s OWN on the map, I’m waiting to read the story on whether or not Armstrong got paid handsomely for his confession).   This is the first fresh new Hollywood feature I’ve heard of since Armstrong went from hero to zero, particularly because he protested

Super 8 Super Bowl Trailer

We have our first full trailer for Super 8 . The upcoming science fiction film written and directed by J. J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg, and starring Elle Fanning, Amanda Michalka, and Kyle Chandler , due to be released on June 10, 2011. Watch the trailer after the Jump... Set in 1979 Ohio, a group of six young children use a Super 8 camera to make their own zombie movie. One night while filming near a remote stretch of railroad tracks, the children witness a truck collide with an oncoming train leading to a catastrophic derailment. Amidst the fire and destruction, something inhuman emerges. Please Leave A Comment-

J.J. Abrams Pitching Pulp Fiction Type Show

Busy Man He Is While it’s not exactly Pulp Fiction , it sounds a lot like it — beginning with the title. Sources confirm to me exclusively that J.J. Abrams ’ Bad Robot is developing Pulp, an hour-long crime drama set in a slightly heightened reality, a-la Pulp Fiction. Longtime Abrams collaborators Monica Breen and Alison Schapker penned the script and would serve as exec producers. The former Brothers & Sisters showrunners previously worked with Abrams on Alias, Lost, and most recently, Fringe. Bad Robot will begin shopping Pulp to the networks as early as next week. It caps a busy development season for Abrams’ Warner Bros.-based company, which currently has projects in contention at CBS (crime thriller from Jonah Nolan), Fox (the drama Alcatraz), and NBC (the Michael Emerson-Terry O’Quinn comedic drama Odd Jobs). Please Leave A Comment- Source- TVLine

J.J. Abrams "7 Minutes in Heaven" Film

J.J. Abrams Developing "7 Minutes in Heaven" Film J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot shingle are developing a thriller based on the teenage makeout game of snogging in the closet. Called “ 7 Minutes in Heaven ,” the original idea comes from Jack Bender , who most recently directed the final episode of ABC’s “Lost.” A longtime Bad Robot cohort, Bender signed a feature deal with the company in early June, and the “Heaven” project is his to helm. “Heaven” is being developed internally, but it likely will be set up at Paramount, the studio home of Bad Robot. While plot details are being suppressed, it is known to focus on two teens who go into a closet as part of the titular game and find all their friends dead when they come back out. Bad Robot is looking for a writer to tackle the idea. The Abrams- and Bryan Burk-led Bad Robot factory is running strong for Paramount, with numerous projects in development. While the company keeps most of them in stealth mode, some are known

J.J. Abrams And Samurai Jack To Make A Film Together

J.J. Abrams And Samurai Jack To Make A Film Together We’ve got a little bit of an update this week on the Samurai Jack feature film that was first announced back in 2007. As you may know, Genndy Tartakovsky is on board to write and direct a big screen continuation of his popular animated series for Frederator Films. As far as we know it’s the only project on his plate at the moment since The Power of the Dark Crystal was postponed indefinitely, but apparently the deal for Samurai Jack took quite a while to close. Here’s the good news: things are now moving ahead, and they’ve even got a pretty big name helping them out as a co-producer. According to a post on the Frederator Films blog from back in September, J.J. Abrams revealed himself to be a huge fan of Samurai Jack and is now co-producing the movie through his company, Bad Robot Productions. Samurai Jack is also being distributed through Paramount Pictures, which helps guarantee that it will actually end up in theatres rather than g