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Fox Claims Rights to Spooky J.J. Abrams Series

Get ready to get spooked.
Fox has snapped up a supernatural series called "Fringe" from the mind of J.J. Abrams and writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.

What's the story?
According to Variety, the plot has a little "Twilight Zone," a little "X-Files" and a little humor. The central characters are a brilliant but crazy research scientist, his estranged son, and a female FBI agent who reunites the pair. Here's how Orci described the main character: "Imagine that your father is Frankenstein mixed with Albert Einstein. He's someone who has the mental ability to solve so many problems but is so different that communicating with them is almost impossible."

How badly did Fox want the show?
Very, very badly. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the script went out to networks Monday night — and by Tuesday, Fox was already going after it. The network is reportedly giving Abrams and co. a budget of $10 million to produce a two-hour pilot.

These are some busy, busy guys.
Kurtzman and Orci are writing Abrams' Star Trek movie as well as working on a sequel to this summer's Transformers. Abrams, meanwhile, is producing a new ABC pilot called "Boundaries" from ex-"Six Feet Under" writer Jill Soloway — in addition to everything else on his plate, of course.


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