J.J. Abrams and Josh Marston Plan Our Next Obsession

From left, J.J. Abrams; Josh Marston. Photo: Photos: Getty Images

Marston, Abrams Team Up: Josh Marston (Maria Full of Grace) will write and direct an untitled supernatural thriller for J.J. Abrams's Bad Robot and Paramount. Details are being kept quiet, but expect www.untitledmarstonabramssupernaturalthrillerclues.com to launch any minute now. [Variety]

Kidman Back in Horror: Nicole Kidman will star in and produce remake of Colombian horror film Al final del espectro for Universal, playing a woman who sees a ghost. Given that The Others is Kidman's best movie ever, we hope this might be kind of good. [Variety]

Jonny Quest to WB: Warner Brothers will produce live-action Jonny Quest to accompany its live-action Speed Racer. Who will be next in the race to the big screen: Magilla Gorilla or Huckleberry Hound? [Variety]

Coogan to Fly Like an Eagle: Steve Coogan will play ski-jump folk hero Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, who memorably soared to a last-place finish in the 1988 Winter Olympics. "His balls must be made of titanium," Coogan notes. This news is too awesome to make fun of. [Variety]

Brick Lane to Film: Monica Ali's novel of the British immigrant experience, Brick Lane, acquired by Sony Pictures Classics for film. Sarah Gavron will direct; Abi Morgan and Laura Jones will write. [Variety]

Grazer Brings FBI to Fox: Brian Grazer's Imagine will produce The FBI for Fox. The series, which has full cooperation of the Bureau, will revolve around a character based on John O'Neill, who famously warned of terrorism before being killed on September 11. [Variety]

Palminteri Revives Bronx Tale: Chazz Palminteri will bring his one-man show A Bronx Tale back to the stage for a Broadway engagement starting in October. Actor plays fourteen characters in the show, all of whom look and sound exactly like Chazz Palminteri. [Variety]