Bad Robot and Paramount prepping new action film

Brad Parker, who served as second unit director on the vampire remake Let Me In, has been tapped to direct an as-yet-untitled action film for J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Paramount, according to Variety. Let Me In director Matt Reeves will produce the project, along with Abrams and Bryan Burk. Michael Gilio (Carter Beats the Devil) wrote the screenplay for the story, which remains a secret.

An acclaimed commercials helmer who has directed spots for Nike, Nintendo and Sony, Parker began his career in the early 1990s as an animator and art director at MTV, where he co-founded the company’s digital animation lab. He joined Digital Domain in 1998 to work on visual effects for Fight Club and XXX.

Bad Robot, fresh off the success of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, is about to begin production on the Abrams-directed Star Trek sequel, which Benedict Cumberbatch (War Horse) has been tapped to play the main baddie.

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