NBC Orders Pilot from J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron
On this latest project, he's got NBC committed at least to a pilot order, and has managed to bring Alfonso Cuaron on board to direct the pilot. If Cuaron makes this pilot a tenth as good as Children of Men, I'll watch the whole damned series no matter how many cel-shaded episodes with zeppelins I have to endure.
So the idea is that there is this girl and she has super powers (which presumably will be important for saving the world or at least the best parts of it). The catch is that they won't develop for another seven years and so a dude is broken out of prison just to protect her for that time. Bad guys and interesting things apparently ensue.
That's very little to go on, and although the summary is vague enough that it could be compared to a dozen other stories, my first thought given the folks involved was that it most reminds me of Dan Simmons' Endymion.
On the other hand, my cynical side pointed out that if the kid doesn't get powers for seven years, then the show is going to get cancelled before we ever see that.