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George Clooney Up For 1952
He may find aliens for Brad Bird

10 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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The Ides Of March - George Clooney

Disney’s mysterious and already-compelling new sci-fi pic 1952 (currently AKA Tesla) boasts Brad Bird directing, so we’re predisposed to be positive. But now the team is looking to add George Clooney as the putative movie’s star. People, you have our full attention.

Though nothing is official yet – Clooney is in negotiations and the Mouse House has not yet waved the starting flag for the film – 1952 is shaping up to be an enticing prospect.

The script, by Damon Lindelof and Jeff Jensen, is being kept strictly under wraps, which has led to much speculation (including wild speculation that they could all have really been gearing up to make the new Star Wars movie, which rather got shot down with the word on Michael Arndt) and attempts to discover what it’s really about. There’s talk of aliens and comparisons to Close Encounters, but with no real information, nobody outside of the core team knows for sure yet.

If Bird does make this his next film, it’ll surely take him out of the running for the first of the new Lucasfilm trilogy, but our fingers remain crossed he gets to make one of them. Clooney, meanwhile, is getting set to direct and star in his next film, The Monuments Men, which will see him tracking artwork stolen by the Nazis during World War II alongside the likes of Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin and Cate Blanchett. So it’s essentially excitement all round.

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Brad Bird's pretty shit too More

Posted by hi charlie at 21:27 on 11 November 2012 | Report This Post

Brad Bird's pretty shit too More

Posted by hi charlie at 21:27 on 11 November 2012 | Report This Post

About Damon Lindelof writing this....
I know his work on PROMETHEUS was poor, but a screenplay is just a blueprint for the movie. The director has the 'final word' on the film. If the director thinks the story needs to be better or both the dialogue and character more developed, he or she would ask the writers to do those revising. So blame Sir Ridley Scott for the huge disappointment of PROMETHEUS. I'm excited about this since Brad Bird's directing it and I've really enjoyed the films he has made. I also have no problem of George C More

Posted by bb at 19:31 on 11 November 2012 | Report This Post

get lindle off this project
Agree wholeheartedly with the tingler.The premise was sounding good until they mentioned lindeloff but not only him but a fella called jeff Jensen as well.Who is this jeff Jensen you may ask.?Did some research and he seems to be a lost fanboy who writes blogs about lost.I have a very bad feeling about this............... More

Posted by darktrain at 17:28 on 11 November 2012 | Report This Post

Sounds great, but...
... well, you had me right until "Damon Lindelof". More

Posted by The Tingler at 12:10 on 11 November 2012 | Report This Post

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