Director/producer JJ Abrams (Cloverfield, Star Trek) is working on an upcoming TV series for Fox, entitled "Fringe" and even though we have yet to see a single episode, DC Comics has already offered to expand the show into comic books. The comics will be a prequel to the TV series and will hit stands on August 27th, two weeks before the two-hour premiere airs on September 9th.
Speculation about the show is building at online fan sites amid word that the opener involves paranormal investigators looking into the mysterious landing of a jetliner with dead passengers. Sounds like a certain island, but the producers say the show will feature self-contained stories, a la "Twilight Zone" or "X-Files," rather than one fantastic saga. Check out the trailer below.
Abrams is joined as executive producers on the project by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, who also are working on the "Star Trek" reboot film expected in 2009.