Never one to limit himself to a genre, J.J. Abrams is jumping out of the bold world of outer space and into a different sort of action. The Hollywood Reporter posts that Paramount has grabbed the rights to Joshua Davis' Wired article "The Untold Story of the World's Biggest Diamond Heist," for Abrams to produce and possibly direct.

The article, which will be published in the magazine's April issue, outlines the true story of a massive diamond heist in Antwerp, Belgium. In 2003, thieves cracked 10 layers of security to make off with a sweet amount of loot -- an estimated $100 million in diamonds, gold, and jewelry. In his research, Davis got the opportunity to talk to the incarcerated ringleader of the heist, and even got the man to reveal how it was done (which should come in handy for the film).

J.J. Abrams has come a long way over the years, and it's hard (but very nice) to believe that the man who started off his career with Taking Care of Business, Regarding Henry, and Forever Young, would become a production powerhouse behind films like Cloverfield and Star Trek. Now he's got this on the pipeline, and that Harrison Ford-starring Morning Glory, plus another article-inspired feature called Mystery on Fifth Avenue. As long as he keeps the time-traveling where it should be (and not in New York City dorm rooms), I'm psyched!
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