Dustin Lance Black Teams with J.J. Abrams for Earthquake Drama

By Jeremy Kinser

Originally published on Advocate.com July 27 2012 5:17 PM ET

Dustin Lance Black will pen the screenplay for a big-budget disaster film for producer J.J. Abrams, reports Deadline.

The film, which is not a remake of the 1974 Charlton Heston epic, has been in the talking stages for the past four years, but is now gaining momentum with the Milk Oscar-winner attached.

Black, whose directorial debut Virginia, opened in theaters in May, next plans to direct his own adaptation of the graphic novel 3 Story.