The veteran screenwriter of blockbusters has been considered the frontrunner for weeks
The supernatural series' co-creator Mark Friedman departs the series over creative differences
The project would mark Nichols' first movie since "Charlie Wilson's War"
Paramount and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot have acquired the film rights to a book proposal about the disgraced cyclist by N.Y. Times writer Juliet Macur
J.J. Abrams has produced a slew of hit shows over the past decade, including "Lost," "Fringe" and "Revolution"
Joel Wyman will write and executive produce pilot about human-android police partners; J.J. Abrams will also executive-produce
J.J. Abrams' production company teams with Paramount to option Nazi-hunting thriller "Wunderkind"
The new agreement will keep Bad Robot Productions on the lot for three more years
The highly anticipated sci-fi movie will challenge "Fast Five" and "Something Borrowed" for box office supremacy
The network greenlights a pilot that will reunite Abrams with "Lost" stars Terry O'Quinn and Michael Emerson
Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett created the graphic novel/picture book about the world's "first" robot
Oscar-nominated "Field of Dreams" filmmaker adapting Joshua Davis' Wired magazine article for Paramount
Emmy-winning actor Michael Imperioli "The Sopranos" will star in Richard Ledes' horror-thriller "Foreclosure"
Spy drama is first project of the season to get a pick-up
"Lost" creator plans to write and direct a film that will serve as a personal homage to the DreamWorks founder