Paramount and Bad Robot Team on Untitled Pic


Variety says that Paramount has acquired an untitled feature pitch from screenwriters Aline Brosh McKenna and Simon Kinberg.

J.J. Abrams will produce with Bryan Burk through their Bad Robot. Sherryl Clark, Bad Robot’s film chief, will executive produce. Lindsay Paulson is an associate producer.

The trade says that neither Paramount nor Bad Robot would disclose the plot.

McKenna’s credits include The Devil Wears Prada, 27 Dresses and the upcoming Bad Robot-produced Morning Glory, while Kinberg has written such pics as Mr. & Mrs. Smith, X-Men: The Last Stand and the upcoming Sherlock Holmes.

“These two writers couldn’t be more different. The genres they write seem almost diametrically opposed,” Abrams said. “But they came to Bad Robot with a pitch that got us salivating.”