'Earthquake' Moves Forward with Universal Pictures and Bad Robot

Dustin Lance Black will write the screenplay for this disaster project, produced by J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk.

Universal and Bad Robot are teaming up on Earthquake
Universal and Bad Robot are teaming up on Earthquake
Universal Pictures is teaming up with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot production company for a new disaster movie entitled Earthquake. Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk) has been hired to write the screenplay.

No specific story details were given, although this is not a remake of Universal's 1974 movie Earthquake, that starred Charlton Heston and Ava Gardner. J.J. Abrams will produce alongside his Bad Robot partner Bryan Burk. The project was first set up at the studio back in 2008, with The Omen writer David Seltzer penning the script.

J.J. Abrams will be competing with a similar project entitled San Andreas: 3D at New Line Cinema. We reported earlier this month that Lost producer Carlton Cuse is writing the screenplay, with Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) directing. Earthquake does not have a director attached at this time.



Sources: Deadline

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  1. Sean

    @2movieguys What is Sensurround?

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  2. Escapist

    Might as well do a remake of Twister

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  3. THE JOKER

    lame....

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  4. CelluloidDreams

    Sounds like a remake to me!!! I wonder if this film will be in "Sensurround"!?!?

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  5. K.Guy

    That was long.

    2 years agoby @kguyFlag

  6. Diaigma

    Cool. We could use another cheesy disaster film soon :P

    2 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  7. skywise

    This would have been awesome news in the late 90's

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  8. Sean

    @kashmanthillet I know what you mean, lol.

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  9. Kashmanthillet

    What 2012 wasn't good enough? I guess not.

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  10. CUPID

    Do we really need another disaster movie?

    2 years agoby @cupidFlag

  11. Sean

    @bawnian-dexeus Oh no, i hope not!

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  12. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I read that 4D is entering the theater

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  13. Dan

    Ehhhhh.....

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag