Brad Bird Checks into Disney’s 1952

Brad BirdBrad Bird apparently likes movies with title based on a year. He’s developing his own movie called “1906”, but now Bird has signed on to helm “1952” for Disney, based on a script by “Lost” writer/producer Damon Lindelof, who also shares writing credits on Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” and the upcoming J.J. Abrams “Star Trek” sequel.

No word on what Lindelof’s “1952” is about, as Lindelof comes from the Abrams school of obsessively trying to keep a simple plot/logline hidden as long as possible. I used to think this was cute, but now it’s just annoying. Like a logline or plot is going to ruin your movie. Get over yourselves, boys.

The film, though, is being called a “big scale tent pole film”, and given Lindelof’s history with “Lost” and other sci-fi heavy films, I’m going to go out on a limb that “1952” will have some elements of sci-fi. Time travel, perhaps? Alien invasion? It’s hard to make a “big scale tent pole film” about a kid growing up in 1952, after all. Unless, of course, you throw monsters in there, like Abrams did with “Super 8”.

Disney hopes Bird, who made his live-action feature film debut on “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” after years in the Pixar farm, will make “1952” his next movie. Since Bird is a wanted man after the success of “Ghost Protocol”, Disney best get this bad boy fast-tracked if they want Bird on it before he picks up something else first.

So, what significant event took place in 1952? Let’s see… “Dragnet” premiered on NBC, the PGA finally allowed blacks to play, and oh yeah, someone blew up an atomic bomb in Nevada and broadcasted it on live TV. Maybe it was actually all just a cover for our government fighting back against an alien invasion…?

Atomic Bomb Blast

Via : Deadline