J.J. Abrams doesn't need to prove himself to anybody — his monstrous successes like "Star Trek" and "Lost" speak loudly enough for themselves — but his past triumphs aren't stopping him from pulling off impressive business feats time and again.
Take this latest bit of news, for example: according to Variety, Paramount has purchased an untitled feature pitch produced by Abrams' Bad Robot banner for an estimated $2 million. Sure, everyone wants to work with the current ruler of science fiction — but given the writers involved in the project, it's hard to not have a "howbutwhaaa?!" reaction.
Those writers are none other than Simon Kinberg and Aline Brosh McKenna. Kinberg is responsible for action-centric films such as "Sherlock Holmes" and "X-Men: The Last Stand." McKenna, meanwhile, is best known as the screenwriter behind "The Devil Wears Prada." And these two are writing a $2 million screenplay together.
"These two writers couldn't be more different, the genres they write seem almost diametrically opposed," said Abrams. "But they came to Bad Robot with a pitch that thrilled us. We feel extremely lucky to get to work with this amazing team."
The premise of the pitch is currently under lock and key — but when you get down to analyzing Kinberg and McKenna's respective sensibilities combined with Abrams' history, this isn't quite as crazy as you'd think.
Abrams is well known for television shows that showcase powerful female action heroes, like Anna Torv and Jennifer Garner on "Fringe" and "Alias," respectively. I wouldn't be surprised if this untitled pitch follows a similar suit.
Given that, I think that this seemingly crazy news could actually yield a pretty awesome movie. Then again, the oddball pairing of Kinberg and McKenna could always result in the fiery train wreck many might be expecting — either way, it should be an interesting process to behold.
What do you think of the trifecta of Kinberg, McKenna and Abrams all on one project? Good idea or bad idea? You tell us in the comments section!