Creative entity J.J. Abrams certainly can't be accused of sitting on his laurels. While still working on his STAR TREK "do over" and
preparing for the season premieres of both T.V. mainstay LOST and debuting show FRINGE, word has it that he'll be producing (along with Bryan Burk and Sherryl Clark) a disaster film revolving around powerful earthquake hitting a major city. Universal will bankroll the film, which will not
be a remake of the studio's own 1974 cheesalicious, all-star disaster epic EARTHQUAKE (in sensurround!). Interestingly enough, the script will be written not by the latest flavor-of-the-month but longtime screenwriter David Seltzer, who is best known for having written the original OMEN. This bodes very well for the project as I feel the film remains a sharply-written, potent horror film that has stood the test of time.
On a side note, out here in La-La Land a few weeks back, we had our world of permanent sunshine and celebrity politicians rocked by a 5.4 earthquake. I myself was at a Mexican restaurant in Burbank, and like your typical, apathetic Cali native, once it was over I dusted myself off and got on with my life. In this case it was having my margarita refilled and resume hitting on the drunken former child star at the table next to mine.
The good news for Angelinos that day was traffic on the 405 would be relatively light.