By JENNIKA INGRAM | Reporter
The creativity of Palisadian J.J. Abrams knows no bounds: The filmmaker is taking on a new project, a supernatural thriller western, “The Pinkerton.”
The project is the first original film as part of a mega-deal J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company signed with Warner Bros., according to Variety.
The true revelation of the storyline is yet to come to light, but allegedly the film will be based on the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. The agency played a major role in American law enforcement in the Wild West in the 19th century.
After setting up the agency in 1850, Scottish-American Allan Pinkerton claimed to have stopped an assassination plot against president-elect Abraham Lincoln in 1861.
“The U.S. government hired Pinkerton agents to track down people like Jesse James, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” GameSpot reported.
The company still exists today and is in a legal battle with video game producer Rockstar Games for using the name “Pinkerton Agency” in its successful action-adventure game “Red Dead Redemption 2,” according to GameSpot.
J.J. Abrams reunited with screenwriter Daniel Casey (“Midsomer Murders”) who wrote the script. The two previously worked together when Casey completed a re-write for “10 Cloverfield Lane,” which Abrams produced. Casey also wrote the latest installment in the Fast and Furious franchise, “F9,” set for release May 22.
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