Brad Bird made a big splash in 2011. The director of The Incredibles and The Iron Giant tried his hand at live action for a change with the fourth film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Loved by both critics and audiences, the film definitely pumped some revitalized energy into the spy series, and Bird was met with acclaim for his direction. Now, Bird is trying to set up another project to helm, and it seems he’s going back to Walt Disney Pictures to team up with an incredibly interesting man himself.
Deadline reports that Bird is set to direct the mysterious project known as 1952, from writer and producer Damon Lindelof. Lindelof is best known for his writing and co-creating of the hit ABC series LOST, but has also co-wrote the upcomingStar Trek sequel, as well as this summer’s Ridley Scott sci-fi epic Prometheus. Lindelof was hired to write the film last year after extensive talks with Disney, and after almost a year long development process, the film is finally coming to fruition.
Plot details are being kept completely under wraps, but it should be noted that this has nothing to do with Brad Bird’s similarly titled 1906, which Bird is separately developing. 1952is a sci-fi outing, and said to be live action, but nothing is yet concrete as of this point.
Disney is hoping for production to begin next year, and that the film will be Bird’s next project. It’s said to be a “big scale tent pole film” likely for Summer 2014, and the script was co-written by Jeff Jensen.