J.J. Abrams (“Star Trek,” M:I-3) has set his next directorial effort, a top secret project he has penned which harkens back to Steven Spielberg’s 70’s/80’s movies and will involve Spielberg himself in some capacity reports Vulture.
The story is being kept under wraps, though will deal with a group of regular people who find their “personal relationships are tested when they are thrown up against extraordinarily fantastic – and possibly other-worldly – events.”
Abrams is in discussions with Spielberg to be involved in some capacity as “this is really an interpretation of some of Spielberg’s earlier films, but done in a personal way” claims sources. To that effect the film be kept to a low budget, much like the Abrams-produced “Cloverfield”.
Filming will apparently kick off this Fall with Paramount Pictures set to distribute the film. However both Paramount and DreamWorks spokespersons have reportedly denied any knowledge of the new Abrams project.