By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com
The director of Iron Man and Cowboys & Aliens, the co-creator of Fringe and the co-creator of Robot Chicken assembled together for one project. It sounds like an unlikely superhero team-up, but news broke today that the trio is working on a new sci-fi pilot for ABC, set in the White House. Is this the next big government conspiracy show?
This sci-fi dream team (which also includes X2 co-writer Michael Dougherty and Orci’s writing and producing partner Alex Kurtzman) has come together to produce Ex-Comm, a series focusing on a new president and his elite executive committee (“ex-comm”) of advisors that focus on strange happenings and “conspiracy theory truths” throughout America. If it sounds like The X-Files meets The West Wing, that’s exactly what they want you to think. The idea is to create a sci-fi drama with a sense of humor that blends sci-fi and supernatural suspense with political intrigue. Continue reading