As the untitled monster flick aims for release on January 18, Paramount Pictures has acquired a pitch for an untitled supernatural thriller that will be written and directed by Josh Marston and produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, according to Variety. The project was pitched to Abrams by Marston. The filmmaker, who made a splash with “Maria Full of Grace,” has also been developing an adaptation of the Jonathan Lethem novel “Fortress of Solitude.” Details on the pitch were being kept under wraps, as is Abrams’ usual m.o. Still, only a year into a five-year pact with Paramount, Bad Robot has quietly set up at least seven projects, covering the comedy, romantic comedy, horror and supernatural genres. It’s expected that Bad Robot will generate at least two projects a year for the studio, but Abrams’ shop is keeping tight-lipped about all of them.