Director Brad Bird has a thing for years, as it would appear. The two-time Oscar winning director of such animated hits as The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, and Ratatouille, made his move to live-action pictures with news that he would direct 1906, a movie about the devastating San Francisco earthquake that hit that year. But before he got around to that movie, he decided to step away and direct the recent action blockbuster Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.
Bird is now adding yet another year-titled project to his to-do list. According to reports, the director will be teaming up with LOST co-creator and Star Trek and Prometheus writer Damon Lindelof for a super-secret science fiction movie set up at Disney that’s currently being called 1952.
Lindelof is producing and writing the script with Entertainment Weekly writer Jeff Jensen, who was also recently nominated for an Eisner Award for his work on the graphic novel Green River Killer: A True Detective Story.
Not a thing is known about 1952, which Lindelof sneakily set up with Disney last year, only that it is described as being an “epic tentpole” movie
[Source: Heat Vision]