J.J. Abrams shaking things up with new Earthquake disaster film

It looks like Cloverfield didn't quite scratch that disaster movie itch for J.J. Abrams, so the Star Trek rebooter and geek demigod is lined up to tackle Earthquake next.

The project has been in the works for nearly four years, and Abrams is finally gung-ho to get it made, so he's hooked up with Dustin Lance Black (Milk) to pen the script, with Bryan Burkis signed on to help produce.

But, don't let the title fool you—this is not a remake of Charlton Heston's 1974 disaster pic of the same name.

Abrams' vision will focus on survivors in the wake of a massive earthquake, and how the tragedy changes their lives and relationships.

Black is definitely a small-scale, intimate writer, and combined with Abrams' ability to make a cool spectacle, this could be one to keep an eye on.

What do you think? Will this one shake the earth?

(Via /Film)

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