J.J. Abrams Gets a Book Deal

JJ Abrams at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during the opening night event at CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, March 28, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images/2011 Getty Images

J.J. Abrams isn't content to keep his work confined to the moving image; nay, he's now poised to tackle the printed word, too. Little, Brown announced today that it acquired a book based on Abrams's idea that will be written by Alive in Necropolis author Doug Dorst. In typical Abrams style, details of the project are scant, but the book will come out in fall 2012. Abrams is currently working on two TV projects — Alcatraz and Person of Interest — in addition to getting ready to release Super 8 this spring, so he definitely has a ton of free time. Shh, no one mention Star Trek 2 ... [ArtsBeat/NYT]