Variety is reporting that JJ Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (the gang behind the forthcoming Star Trek movie) have been given the go ahead – and more than 10 million dollars – to produce a pilot for Fox based on an idea they pitched called Fringe. It will combine elements of The X-Files and Altered States into what Abrams has reportedly called "a slight Twilight Zone vibe." It will focus on a bonkers research scientist, his son, and a female FBI agent. Episodes will be self-contained and focussed on the paranormal, although it sounds like it has a medical-mystery angle too (the lead character being described as "Frankenstein mixed with Albert Einstein"). Link to Variety story here (thanks to ICV2 ).