The movers and shakers tend to flock together in Hollywood and there’s a hot feature film project that’s beginning to get some sparks at Disney called 1952. It’s the brainchild of Damon Lindelof (Lost, Prometheus) and Entertainment Weekly and Eisner-Nominated graphic novel writer Jeff Jensen (Green River Killer) and is being described as a tentpole film and cross-platform original property for Disney.
So who better to direct this mysterious blockbuster than Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, Ratatouille). The Incredibles director made his live-action debut last year with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, arguably the best in the Tom Cruise-produced film franchise based on the 1960′s television series. No word yet on whether this film will be animated, live-action, or a combination of both. In fact there’s not much known about 1952, period.
Lindelof is notorious for working under heavy secrecy having been one of the executive producers of Lost. Since leaving “the island” Lindelof has gone on to co-write the screenplay to Cowboys and Aliens, Star Trek, and the Alien prequel, Prometheus. He’s also currently working with writing team Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Fringe, Hawaii Five-0) on the Star Trek sequel and is Hollywood’s go-to man for science-fiction so it seems. Jensen covered Lost for EW.
For now 1952 will remain a shrouded project but we’ll be keeping an eye on it now that it’s on our radar, especially since it has ties to creative talent who have proven to have a fair amount of success in the realms of science fiction, comics, animation, action, and television.
Photo taken by Lucky Bronson.