JJ Abrams Prepping "Robots Plus Japanese History" Movie

Another day, another mystery JJ Abrams project

Deadline reports that Paramount has hired Fringe executive producers Monica Breen and Alison Schapker (they’ve just accepted a seven-figure deal to stay on for season four) to rewrite a script for a JJ Abrams movie called Zanbato . Little is known about it as yet (or if Abrams intends to direct it or just produce it) except that an insider has revealed that the script involves Japanese history and robotics: or “swashbuckling robots with swords” as the article puts it. We’re loving it already. Wonder if one of them’s a bad robot?

Breen and Schapker are also developing a new Abrams TV series.