Brad Bird To Direct Damon Lindelof's '1952' For Disney?
This potentially intriguing mix of talents is about all we know about the mysterious project
By Corwin Neuse May 3, 2012 12:45PM
Seemingly just about everyone—critics, audiences, cynical bloggers—can agree, "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" was pretty good. Also—and as far as former animation directors/Pixar wünderkinds go—Brad Bird probably has a future directing live-action films. Andrew Stanton ("John Carter") on the other hand, eh, not so much.
So it is with some considerable excitement that we can report that, according to Deadline, Brad Bird is under strong consideration to direct "1952," a top-secret project currently set up at Disney, written by "Lost," "Star Trek," and "Prometheus" scribe Damon Lindelof.
Will the project have anything to do with the hear 1952? Or is its title just a red herring, a la "Cloverfield," "Super 8," or "Project X?" Or could it be a placeholder for something more suggestive? (Interestingly, or perhaps coincidentally, Bird's had a "1906" project concerning the great San Francisco fire in development for some time.) Whatever, here's hoping Mr. Bird signs on to the project, brings all his "Ghost Protocol" friends with him—including the IMAX cameras—and brings us another terrifically exciting film in a year or two.