Brad Bird is to work with Disney again on 1952, a new sci-fi project written by Jeff Jenson of Entertainment Weekly and Damon Lindelof, co-creator of LOST.
Bird has had tremendous success with The House of Mouse, specifically Pixar, as he wrote and directed THE INCREDIBLES (2004) and RATATOUILLE (2007). He had previous success with animation, directing THE IRON GIANT (1999) and working extensively on THE SIMPSONS (he even directed the video to DO THE BARTMAN). Last year, he made his live action debut with the sensational MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL, which grossed nearly $700 million worldwide.
Very little is known of 1952, we’re not even sure if it will be live action of animated. But rumour has it this will be a big deal for Disney. Let us hope it will avoid the problems of their last sci-fi epic JOHN CARTER. But with Bird at the helm, we don’t think they have much to worry about.