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Brad Bird Heads For 1952
He's found a new directing gig

03 May 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Brad Bird Heads For 1952

For a long time before he made his live-action directing debut with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Incredibles creator Brad Bird had been trying to get epic San Francisco earthquake drama 1906 off the ground. But though he’s now ready and seemingly able to take on a new directing assignment, he’s travelling a few years further forward in time, making a deal to craft 1952 for Disney.

You may recall that Damon Lindelof originally pitched the film to the Mouse House last year, selling the company on a sci-fi concept that everyone involved is keeping strictly under wraps. That shouldn’t really come as a surprise given Lindelof’s association with one JJ Abrams.

Now the co-writer of Prometheus has cranked out a draft, working with Entertainment Weekly writer-turned-graphic novelist Jeff Jensen.

With Bird attached, Disney will be pushing full speed ahead on this one, seeing the chance to spawn all sorts of multi-platform spin-offs should the movie become a success. The plan is to shoot next year after time spent preparing and casting. Lindelof is aboard to produce from the start.

Aside from his Prometheus work (due June 1), Lindelof has also been hard at work co-writing Star Trek 2, which is wrapping up principle photography and will be out on May 17 next year. 


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