A supernatural force may soon be reuniting J.J. Abrams and Daisy Ridley.
Paramount is developing the supernatural drama “Kolma” with Abrams producing through his Paramount-based Bad Robot production company and Ridley in talks to star.
Marielle Heller is in talks to direct from a script by Megan Holley. Besides Abrams, producers are Ram Bergman, Sherryl Clark and David Lonner.
The remake of the 2003 Israeli TV movie “Kol Ma” — which translates to English as “All I’ve Got” — centers on a man who died in a car accident 50 years ago who waits on the other side for his former girlfriend who survived. When the woman dies, she’s given the choice of returning to the day of the accident to live again or being reunited with her love.
Abrams directed and co-wrote “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” with Ridley starring as Resistance fighter Rey. He’s also produced the rebooted “Star Trek” franchise and the last three “Mission: Impossible” films.
Ridley is currently shooting “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” which Bergman is producing with Kathleen Kennedy. She’s also executive producing “The Eagle Huntress,” which premiered at Sundance in January and is being released through Sony Classics.
Heller directed “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” from her own script. The coming of age comedy-drama starred Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgard and Kristen Wiig.
Ridley is represented by CAA and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Abrams is repped by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman. Heller is repped by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham.