11 February 2008

Spoilers: J.J. Abrams' Fringe

An entry on IESB has claimed first dibs on the script of Fringe, a new series under development and written by J.J. Abrams. The series will star Joshua Jackson, as the high school drop-out with an IQ of 190, who will be teaming with a female FBI agent investigating the paranormal.

Here are some excerpts...
We begin – in true Abrams fashion -- on an airplane. Some mysterious fellow injects himself with a drug that causes his skin to melt. His skin melts someone else’s skin and their skin melts someone else’s skin and so on until no one’s got any skin left and the flight is nothing but monsterously deformed corpses.

At that same moment, our female lead Olivia Warren is having secret motel sex with her love, John Scott. Both are FBI agents and are forced to have this secret tryst to prevent their superiors from ripping apart their frowned-upon office romance.

John delivers one of the worst monologues ever committed to paper, confessing his true love and explaining why they must keep it secret at all costs.

For its pilot episode, the show has a spending budget of $10M. It's been described as a cross between Xfiles and Twilight Zone.