Monica Breen and Alison Schapker to Re-Write ZANBATO for J.J. Abrams and Paramount

     April 19, 2011

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Writing duo Monica Breen and Alison Schapker have been hired to re-write a “top-secret” flick that’s being developed by J.J. Abrams’s production company Bad Robot and Paramount.  According to Deadline, the project, tentatively titled Zanbato, “involves Japanese history and robotics” and has been described as “swashbuckling robots with swords”.  Out of curiosity, can one swashbuckle without a sword?  Isn’t the sword the key component of the swashbuckler?

Been and Schapker have a long-standing relationship with J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot.  They recently signed a deal a 7-figure deal that will keep them as the co-executive producers of Fringe. Their past credits include Abrams’ Alias and Lost as well as the family melodrama Brothers & Sisters.

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