How’s this for a genre recipe? Take an idea from Edgar Wright. Add in the producing services of JJ Abrams and his Bad Robot team. Spice things up with I Am Legend writer Mark Protosevich. Empty all those elements into a development pot and simmer. That’s exactly what Paramount is doing for Collider, a top-secret new project that the threesome is now working on.
This being something that Edgar “I’m not in San Diego for Ant Man… Ha Ha I am!” Wright and the super-secretive Abrams are involved with, the storyline couldn’t be under tighter security. But given the title, we're inclined to assume it’s a science fiction tale with a Big Idea, possibly linked to a certain large piece of equipment over at CERN.
Whatever it turns out to be, don’t go expecting the film to be Edgar’s next gig. He’s already busy readying The World’s End with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, is in active development on Ant Man for Marvel and is also attached to work on The Night Stalker for Johnny Depp.
Protosevich has written the Oldboy remake that Spike Lee is set to make, and was involved in kicking off work on Jurassic Park IV that Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are now writing. And Abrams? Well, he’s still juggling several projects as a producer and is also editing a certain sequel about trekking to the stars…