Partners Behind ‘Fringe’ Working On Top-Secret J.J. Abrams Project

Tuesday, April 19 by

Monica Breen and Alison Schapker are a rare thing in Hollywood, particularly in the field of science fiction: A successful female screenwriting team. They’ve worked on TV shows for J.J. Abrams, such as “Alias,” “Lost,” and now”Fringe,” but they’re in the big picture business as well. They’ve been brought on to write a draft with the working title of Zanbato, about which little is known but has been described as “swashbuckling robots with swords.” Well, I’m sold.

Breen and Schapker aren’t done coming up with weird stuff for Abrams and his production company Bad Robot, such as their crime drama comic “Pulp,” which is set to be published by DC Comics. Ladies writing movies about robots and crime comics? What would our forefathers think of this, other than being too distracted by swashbuckling robots with swords to care? (Deadline)

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