Paramount Nabs ‘Wunderkind’ Spec for Bad Robot
Deadline reports that Paramount has purchased the script for 'Wunderkind' for J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk to produce under the Bad Robot banner. The plot, set in the 70s, focuses on two Nazi hunters -- one young CIA officer, one older Mossad agent -- brought together by their shared objectives. It's described as an action thriller with plenty of twists and turns, but the historical backdrop and military content make it an intriguing choice for the production company.
We reported earlier that Abrams and Bad Robot are also currently looking at developing 'God Particle' for their Insurge Pictures small-budget division. That film is the sort of sci-fi material we've come to associate with the company, with a story about Earth's disappearance following a mishap with a large hadron accelerator, and the space crew orbiting Earth that is faced with the prospect of remaining in orbit indefinitely.
'Wunderkind' scribe Aison's most recently co-wrote 'Echo Station,' another spec script with fellow writer Brad Kean. That film has the Spierig brothers ('Daybreakers') attached to direct.
Bad Robot's most recent film output includes 'Super 8' (in conjunction with Amblin Entertainment) and last year's 'Morning Glory,' a comedy starring Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, and Rachel McAdams.