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JJ Abrams' new project is...wait for it, a mystery

10.03.2011

Paramount is partnering with JJ Abrams for a new untitled project that's simply being called a "mystery adventure." Not terribly descriptive, but really, what were you expecting from JJ Abrams?

The bit of news that can be revealed is that Abrams is partnering with screenwriter Billy Ray (not Cyrus), who is a busy guy these days, scripting PAN for Channing Tatum, A CAPTAIN'S DUTY for Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks and finally the 24 movie which still promises to exist.

With no other real info about the project, I'll open the floor up with a question. Do you think that JJ Abrams should keep doing his whole "mystery" thing? It's worked for Lost and CLOVERFIELD and SUPER 8 to a certain extent, but by being outside the box all the time, does that actually put him INSIDE a box?

When he's gone outside his usual fare, he's given us the great MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3 and STAR TREK. I guess you could argue that all his movies are just pretty damn good, but do you ever get tired of all the secrecy surrounding his mystery projects? Or is that half the fun?

Extra Tidbit: Personally, I'm all for it. I thought the viral campaign for CLOVERFIELD is half of what made the movie great.
Source: Deadline

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6:44PM on 10/04/2011
This is getting old now, I was really disappointed with Super 8.
This is getting old now, I was really disappointed with Super 8.
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2:58PM on 10/04/2011

Mystery

Isn't it possible that "mystery adventure" means the movie is about solving a mystery? instead of the whole project being a mystery?
Isn't it possible that "mystery adventure" means the movie is about solving a mystery? instead of the whole project being a mystery?
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11:55PM on 10/03/2011
I got so over hyped for Super 8 that in the end I was just completely let down. So, since I respect Abrams so much I will just not pay attention to any mystery viral marketing he puts out for his mystery project and just stick to the trailers.
I got so over hyped for Super 8 that in the end I was just completely let down. So, since I respect Abrams so much I will just not pay attention to any mystery viral marketing he puts out for his mystery project and just stick to the trailers.
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10:16PM on 10/03/2011
This is the guy who created LOST, the only show that I feverishly followed from the opening second right up to its epic finale. That alone warrants JJ a pass to do whatever the hell he wants. Plus the mystery's half the fun, so I'm not complaining.
This is the guy who created LOST, the only show that I feverishly followed from the opening second right up to its epic finale. That alone warrants JJ a pass to do whatever the hell he wants. Plus the mystery's half the fun, so I'm not complaining.
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7:26PM on 10/03/2011
Im cool on the whole secrecy thing, but it kinda annoys the fuck out of me when they spend more time and money on "the mysterious viral marketing campaign". Just make the damn movie J.J.
Im cool on the whole secrecy thing, but it kinda annoys the fuck out of me when they spend more time and money on "the mysterious viral marketing campaign". Just make the damn movie J.J.
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6:51PM on 10/03/2011
In a world where the Internet can kill a lot of secrecy around movies and everyone is armed with a camera phone the fact he is able to keep anything a mystery is pretty damn impressive. I see keep it up. The less I know about some movies the better.
In a world where the Internet can kill a lot of secrecy around movies and everyone is armed with a camera phone the fact he is able to keep anything a mystery is pretty damn impressive. I see keep it up. The less I know about some movies the better.
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6:21PM on 10/03/2011
please bring cloverfield back^^
please bring cloverfield back^^
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5:44PM on 10/03/2011

!!

CLOVERFIELD 2! I beg of the!
CLOVERFIELD 2! I beg of the!
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5:10PM on 10/03/2011
In a world with too much information being conveyed before the movie is even out it's nice to have some mystery out there.
In a world with too much information being conveyed before the movie is even out it's nice to have some mystery out there.
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4:53PM on 10/03/2011
it's just good simple marketing...why blow the wad right away? when you can tease it out. it's like good foreplay.
it's just good simple marketing...why blow the wad right away? when you can tease it out. it's like good foreplay.
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4:30PM on 10/03/2011
Everything he's has done has been great, except Mission Impossible 3 so I'm game.
Everything he's has done has been great, except Mission Impossible 3 so I'm game.
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4:01PM on 10/03/2011
JJ Abrams had definitely got my attention. His films definitely have that "love of movies" aura that was so strong in Spielberg's early films like Close Encounters and E.T.
JJ Abrams had definitely got my attention. His films definitely have that "love of movies" aura that was so strong in Spielberg's early films like Close Encounters and E.T.
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3:27PM on 10/03/2011

Maybe it will be another clover.

Wouldn't that be cool. but I like JJ alot he's an awesome director :)
Wouldn't that be cool. but I like JJ alot he's an awesome director :)
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3:24PM on 10/03/2011
The man has done Alias, Lost, Mission Impossible 3, Cloverfield, Star Trek, and Fringe and they were all great (especially the shows). This man has my faith and interest in anything he does.
The man has done Alias, Lost, Mission Impossible 3, Cloverfield, Star Trek, and Fringe and they were all great (especially the shows). This man has my faith and interest in anything he does.
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3:17PM on 10/03/2011
I take it this is AFTER Star Trek 2? If so, count me in.
I take it this is AFTER Star Trek 2? If so, count me in.
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3:17PM on 10/03/2011

All for it...

I love the secrecy and fun of everyone debating what it could possibly be. I still remember finding the link for the first STAR TREK teaser. I damn near had tears in my eyes it was so amazing.
I love the secrecy and fun of everyone debating what it could possibly be. I still remember finding the link for the first STAR TREK teaser. I damn near had tears in my eyes it was so amazing.
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