"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" director J.J. Abrams will produce a film based on Greg Grunberg's graphic novel "Dream Jumper." According to The Hollywood Reporter, Abrams will produce the film through his Bad Robot banner. It is unclear at this time if the film will be animated or live-action.
Written by Gunberg and illustrated by Lucas Turnbloom, "Dream Jumper" is a story about a boy who jumps into the nightmares of his friends in order to rescue them from a monster who tries to keep them from waking up. Scheduled for a June 28 release, the graphic novel was announced at SDCC 2015 as the latest addition to Scholastic's Graphix line of middle-grade graphic novels. Abrams also penned a forward for the book.
Abrams will produce the film alongside Lindsey Weber of Bad Robot. No writer is attached to the film at this time.
Grungberg has a long history with Abrams, having appeared in the director-producer's past projects, up to and including "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Alias" and "Felicity." Grunberg also had a starring role on NBC's "Heroes" and "Heroes Reborn." An award-winning cartoonist, Turnbloom is known for his comic strip "Imagine THIS."