Trades: Tokyo, Earthquake, Johnson

“Rinko Kikuchi (“Babel”) is in talks to star in the Japanese-set dramatic thriller “Map of the Sounds of Tokyo” for Mediapro. Written and directed by Isabel Coixet (“Elegy”), the dual-identity drama centers on a fish-market employee who doubles as a contract killer…” (full details)

“Producer J.J. Abrams and screenwriter David Seltzer (“The Omen”) are teaming for an earthquake disaster film for Universal Pictures. The project is untitled, and is NOT a remake of Universal’s 1974 movie “Earthquake”. At present, Abrams only plans to produce the earthquake film…” (full details)

“Kimberly Johnson (“Curve”) is set to pen an untitled female-led thriller, said to be in the vein of “The Usual Suspects” with a female character at the center, for Capacity Pictures…” (full details)