Vulture has learned that the hardest working man in Hollywood, J.J. Abrams, has apparently picked his next project, which is being described as a “tribute to and a collaboration with Steven Spielberg.” The film is meant to be an “interpretation of” some of Spielberg’s early films, and Abrams is in negotiations to bring Spielberg on in some capacity, as an advisor or an exec producer or a grip.
The problem with this news is that, while there are a couple of big names involved, plot details are being kept under wraps. Vulture reveals only that “the project will deal with everyday people whose personal relationships are tested when they are thrown up against extraordinarily fantastic - and possibly other-worldly - events.” That, of course, sounds like every other movie released in the last 30 years. Even the title is being kept under wraps, and Paramount — where the movie is being set up — is denying all knowledge of the project. It’ll be low budget, Vulture knows that, and one of their sources describes it as the “anti-Avatar.”
So, there you have it. J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg are going to be working together. On something. Sometime. Tell all your friends.