Abrams’ production company Bad Robot tweeted a trailer for Stranger that gives tantalizing few plot details. Which means let the rampant speculation begin!
Horror based gender-bending Twelfth Night.
Shakespeare's classic tale starts with a woman shipwrecked on shore in a foreign land where for safety reasons it's better to just pretend to be a dude, leading to a comedy of errors. Perhaps in this version, a man washes up on shore and must pretend to be a demonic cult worshiper.
Probability: Hahaha no. But we can dream.
Star Wars: Episode VII
It opens with stars. Stars equal space. Space equals Star Wars. It's a long shot, especially considering how deep in the Extended Universe lore you have to go to find anyone with lips sewn shut, but it's not impossible.
Probability: Infinitesimally small.
Count of Monte Cristo remake.
A guy in vague period clothing washed up on a beach with what appears to be broken rope restraints? A narration about the loss of everything? Fabulous hair? All signs point to Alexandre Dumas classic tale right up until that pesky creepy skinhead.
Probability: Cloudy with a chance of not likely.
A new interpretation of Jekyll & Hyde.
Perhaps this is an existential trailer about becoming lost in your own mind, erased by your own chemical imbalance and reborn as a man who's hobbies include moonlit walks on the beach and sewing.
Probability: Good. No, bad. No, good. No, bad...