Producer J.J. Abrams and screenwriter David Seltzer (The Omen) are working together to make a disaster film for Universal involving an earthquake, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The trade says the project is untitled and not intended to be a remake of Universal’s 1974 movie Earthquake.
Details of the story are being kept under wraps, though as is Abrams’ modus operandi, relationships will be at the core of the project.
Abrams is producing with Bryan Burk and Sherryl Clark via the trio’s Bad Robot production company.
Abrams is finishing up directing Star Trek for its May 8, 2009 release. At the moment, he only plans to produce the earthquake film.