J.J. Abrams' and production company Bad Robot is reportedly developing a biopic of inventor Thomas Edison for Paramount according to The Wrap.
The currently untitled project is said to depict the inventor as "a
rugged eccentric genius," though no further story details were given and
no screenwriter is lined up yet.
Edison is credited as having introduced electricity to America and
helping to pioneer the motion picture industry with his many inventions.
The project is NOT to be confused with The Weinstein Company's period drama "The Current War". about Edison's rivalry with George Westinghouse to create
a sustainable electricity system.