The nature of director J.J. Abrams’ secretive project has been revealed – and it’s a book.
“Star Trek: Into Darkness” director Abrams released a trailer titled “Stranger” for an unknown project last month which included visuals of someone walking through water and a creepy image of a man with what looked like stitches over his mouth. The second clip, which has scenes of a man writing on a typewriter, ended with a link to a website, which revealed Abrams’ new endeavor: a book titled “S.,” which Abrams created and which was written by author Doug Dorst. It’s due out from Little, Brown on Oct. 29.
The book has an unusual format, with objects such as a napkin with writing on it slipped into the pages of the novel. “S.” follows two students named Eric and Jennifer who write messages to each other within the pages of a 1940s (fictional) novel.
“I could not be more excited for people to get their hands on this book,” Abrams said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “It is difficult to describe because while it is a compelling mystery and love story, it is also much more than that. The work that everyone has done on S. is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Frankly, I’m amazed it was even possible to do this project at all.”
Dorst is also the author of the novel “Alive in Necropolis” and the short story collection “The Surf Guru.”
Abrams recently made headlines when it was announced he would be helming the new “Star Wars” film. He has also directed movies including “Super 8” and co-created the ABC show “Lost.”
Check out the second trailer for “S.”