Bitched plenty of times (too much, frankly) about how J.J. Abrams slapping on another project to produce has lost its muster. It’s normal for any filmmaker (producer or director) to have multiple projects under development. Just feels like you throw a rock and there’s something else added to Abrams' growing docket to produce.
Heat Vision pegs the latest to be Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel, based on the graphic novel by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett. It tells the "true story" of the world's first robot, meet-ups with T.E. Lawrence and Theodore Roosevelt, involvement in silent movies and fighting in WWI. Basically, it's Zelig with a robot –a great selling point, if it were being pitched to me.
Check out this trailer for the graphic novel to give you an idea: