He created Cloverfield, gave a whole new life to the new Star Trek franchise, and exec produced some seriously successful TV programmes; but now JJ Abrams is hoping to collaborate with Steven Spielberg.
Apparently Abrams has written a script that pays homage to Spielberg’s films of the late 70s and 80s and he’s hoping to direct - with a view to get Spielberg involved.
Plot details are currently a safe guarded secret, but it’s been rumoured to have an anti-Avatar feel – not quite sure how that will work seen as most 80s projects were essentially of the action/adventure, science fiction and fantasy mould – and isn’t that how we’d describe Avatar?
The project’s also supposed to have a low budget – but then again if Spielberg does get on board as the exec producer – do we really think they’ll stick to that?
Abrams and Spielberg – will it be a Close Encounter? Or does the project sound a bit Lost?