“A Supernatural Revenge Thriller “
Warner Bros. has signed a deal with J.J. Abrams‘s Bad Robot production company, and now they have their first original film project titled The Pinkerton.
The Pinkerton is a supernatural thriller in a Western setting written by Daniel Casey. Casey has previous with Abrams and did a re-write on the Bad Robot-produced 10 Cloverfield Lane, he also wrote the script for Kin and co-wrote the upcoming Fast 9.
THR describes The Pinkerton in their article as –
“The project has been described as a supernatural revenge thriller in what sources say is a Western setting,”
There are still no details what the film is about, but the Pinkertons were a private security guard and detective agency established in the 1800s. The agency served as security for Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War (the Secret Service wouldn’t start protecting the president until after Lincoln’s assassination). They also infiltrated unions to bust up potential strikes. And even today, the agency still sorts of exists. They’re now known as Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations, Inc. d.b.a. Pinkerton Corporate Risk Management.
Along with The Pinkerton, Abrams is at present developing a TV show known as Contraband for HBO. Previously titled Demimonde, the series is described as being –
“an epic and intimate sci-fi fantasy drama [with a plot] centred around a world’s battle towards a monstrous, oppressive power.”
The Pinkerton is expected to be released in theaters, although no timetable has been announced.