J.J. Abrams wants to give you 7 MINUTES IN HEAVEN

Ronnita "Ronnie" Miller

by: Ronnita "Ronnie" Miller
August 18th, 2010

The works of J.J. Abrams are about as close as we are going to get to crack. Seriously, that man has the Midas touch and his latest film effort may sound a bit cheesy at first but once you let the idea marinate, it has great potential.

The film is based on that game fueled by teenage hormones, 7 Minutes in Heaven. Though I never had the opportunity to play such a game, I do love the idea that at a certain age, "hooking up" is a spectator sport.

7 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, the film based on that kissing game, focuses on a pair of teenagers who enter a closet to make out, only to find that when their time is up, all of their friends are dead. This has potential to be a good thriller and the idea is definitely original and refreshing. The idea comes from Jack Bender, the man most famous for directing  the final episode of Lost. Bender recently signed a feature deal with the Abrams' Bad Robot shingle in early June, and this project will be his to direct.

According to Heat Vision, the project is being developed internally, but it likely will be set up at Paramount, the studio home of Abrams' Bad Robot. Bad Robot is currently seeking a writer for the project. The production company has quite a few projects in various stages of production, including MORNING GLORY, starring Harrison Ford and Rachel McAdams, and a remake of LITTLE DARLINGS.

Abrams is also keeping himself busy to the delight of nerds everywhere. His next directing project will be in collaboration with Steven Spielberg for SUPER 8. Then he will begin work on a STAR TREK sequel. Abrams is also producing the fourth MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, which will see a release in December of next year.

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