J.J. Abrams to Collaborate on First Novel

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"Alive in Necropolis" author Doug Dorst will pen the novel conceived by the "Super 8" director.

J.J. Abrams is collaborating on his first novel.

Publishing company Little, Brown and Co. has acquired a novel conceived by the busy film and TV director-producer, who has the upcoming feature Super 8 in the wings.

The novel will be penned by Doug Dorst, author of Alive in Necropolis, according to published reports.

The untitled book, with details on the plot being kept under wraps, is being eyed for a fall 2012 release on the Mulholland Books imprint.

Abrams has created numerous TV series including Lost, Alias and Fringe along with producing and/or directing big-budget features like Star Trek and Cloverfield.