Disney hires Brad Bird to direct 1952, written by Lost‘s Damon Lindelof
Just because Lost is over doesn’t mean writer/producer Damon Lindelof is done keeping his cards close to his vest.
It was announced today that Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Ratatouille) will be directing Lindelof’s script 1952, of which almost nothing is known.
In reporting the news, Deadline‘s Mike Fleming conceded that the project is “secrecy-shrouded,” offering nothing in the way of plot or premise. What he was able to uncover is that the film will be a big-budget tent-pole release (big surprise, coming from Bird) and that it has “multi-platform aspirations,” but given that just about everything has a video game tie-in these days, that’s hardly news, either.
Bird has been developing 1906, about the infamous San Francisco earthquake, but despite the similar title, the two projects are completely unrelated.
Since Lost wrapped, Lindelof has been quietly breaking into features, having written last summer’s Cowboys and Aliens and the upcoming Prometheus, directed by Ridley Scott.
Even though 1952 is an enigma at this point, there is no doubt that the simple pairing of Bird and Lindelof is enough to get geeks excited. If Disney were to put tickets for sale on Fandango today, I bet they’d sell thousands.