In a bit of cryptic chicanery for which J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot is known, the company today released a teaser for a project they’re just calling Stranger. The whole thing is a mystery thus far. Who is the man who apparently fell from the sky? Why does he have what appear to be cut restraints around his wrist? What is the significance of his shaggy hair? Did he fall from the sky or has he fallen towards the sky? Why is there a creepy guy with his mouth sewn up after him? Who is narrating this trailer? Why don’t they ever tell us what these movies are about?
Both Variety and Deadline shared the trailer this morning and have mentioned the fact that Bad Robot has a Stephen King story (about going back in time to stop the JFK assassination) and a Rod Serling story in development. Variety suggests this trailer is likely for that television or digital series and not for a film, seeing as Abrams is prepping Star Wars Episode VII at the moment at Disney.
What do you all think this could be? Would you watch whatever it turns out to be? Bad Robot tends not to steer us wrong. Start a friendly and respectful conversation in the comments below. I’ll be busy trying to get the face of that guy out of my mind-brain.