Abrams Plans Thomas Edison Biopic

J.J. Abrams’s Bad Robot production company is reportedly developing a biopic of inventor Thomas Edison for Paramount Pictures according to The Wrap.

The currently untitled project is said to depict the inventor as “a rugged eccentric genius,” though no further story details were given and no screenwriter is yet onboard.

Edison is credited as having introduced electricity to America and helping to pioneer the motion picture industry with his many inventions.

The project is NOT the same as “The Current War,” The Weinstein Company’s film about Edison’s rivalry with George Westinghouse to create a sustainable electricity system.