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JJ Abrams spins the bottle to find 7 Minutes in Heaven

08.18.2010

I'll be honest: I never played "7 Minutes in Heaven" as a kid. I think I was just a little too nerdy for that. ("Seven minutes in heaven?? Is there a Super Nintendo in there?!") I may have played "Spin the Bottle" once but if I remember correctly it ended with just a rather clammy handshake. So my experiences were a little on the boring side but JJ Abrams has a much more exciting spin on the smooching games. He and frequent "Lost" director Jack Bender are developing 7 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, which would follow two kids who retire to a closet to make out and exit to find all their friends dead.

Abrams, Bender and Bad Robot are currently developing the thriller and are looking for a writer to fully develop the concept. The concept is based on an original idea by Bender who brought it to Abrams. While Bad Robot is developing the project in-house, it's highly likely it will be set up at Paramount where almost all Abrams films wind up.

Both Abrams and Bender are working on their next directorial gigs with the former prepping SUPER 8 and the latter developing the next installment in the Jack Ryan franchise (which has nothing to do with Abrams or Bad Robot).

SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN was also the name of a 1985 movie starring Jennifer Connelly though that was more of a coming-of-age SAY ANYTHING-style comedy/drama.

Extra Tidbit: Does anyone want to hear my supernatural pitch for a movie based on "7-Up?" No?...
Source: THR

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2:44PM on 08/19/2010
Such a simple idea...yet so fresh and never done before. After this movie makes a ton of cash watch some studio make a movie based on Tag, "two friends go to hide and when nobody comes looking, they find out the rest are all dead."
Such a simple idea...yet so fresh and never done before. After this movie makes a ton of cash watch some studio make a movie based on Tag, "two friends go to hide and when nobody comes looking, they find out the rest are all dead."
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12:16AM on 08/19/2010
Geez, here I was thinking that Abrams was returning to his Felicity roots, but no, out of nowhere pops up "and exit to find all their friends dead." Sounds like fun, and knowing these two, it won't be any kind of typical thriller. Sounds like the plot of a slasher, but I am very curious. I'm also a sucker for anything that involves Abrams, so I am looking forward to more.
Geez, here I was thinking that Abrams was returning to his Felicity roots, but no, out of nowhere pops up "and exit to find all their friends dead." Sounds like fun, and knowing these two, it won't be any kind of typical thriller. Sounds like the plot of a slasher, but I am very curious. I'm also a sucker for anything that involves Abrams, so I am looking forward to more.
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11:46PM on 08/18/2010
"which would follow two kids who retire to a closet to make out and exit to find all their friends dead."

For some reason that's one of the funniest synopsis I've read in a while. "Mmmm...mmm...that was good...mmm...gimme' more tongue hon...mmm...*opens door*...mmm WHAT THE F**K!!??!!"

*BAM! cue LOST title on screen*
"which would follow two kids who retire to a closet to make out and exit to find all their friends dead."

For some reason that's one of the funniest synopsis I've read in a while. "Mmmm...mmm...that was good...mmm...gimme' more tongue hon...mmm...*opens door*...mmm WHAT THE F**K!!??!!"

*BAM! cue LOST title on screen*
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11:15PM on 08/18/2010
This sounds to freaking amazing for words! Why isn't this out now?
This sounds to freaking amazing for words! Why isn't this out now?
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12:37PM on 08/18/2010
Anything Abrams does is great..so I'll be there.
Anything Abrams does is great..so I'll be there.
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11:00AM on 08/18/2010
loved the 1985 movie. jennifer connelly first popped up on my radar, right before career opportunities.
loved the 1985 movie. jennifer connelly first popped up on my radar, right before career opportunities.
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4:14PM on 08/18/2010
dario argento's phenomena, if I remember correctly.
dario argento's phenomena, if I remember correctly.
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10:58AM on 08/18/2010
That's one creepy story! I hope they get the casting right and don't go with a pair like Zac Efron and Kristen Stewert.
That's one creepy story! I hope they get the casting right and don't go with a pair like Zac Efron and Kristen Stewert.
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10:38AM on 08/18/2010
This will be preceded by a massive viral campaign.
This will be preceded by a massive viral campaign.
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10:33AM on 08/18/2010
Damn..just reading the concept gave me chills.
Damn..just reading the concept gave me chills.
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