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'Ghost Protocol' director Brad Bird and 'Lost's' Damon Lindelof team for top secret '1952'
Director Brad Bird ("The Incredibles," "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol") is teaming with writer-producer Damon Lindelof ("Lost," "Prometheus") for a project called "1952."
...and now you know about as much about the film as everyone else. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but Deadline reports that it's being touted as a large-scale tentpole film. Disney bought the script from Lindelof, intending to start production in 2013.
Lindelof, a frequent collaborator of J.J. Abrams, is no stranger to secrecy. "Lost" was continually shrouded in a cloud of mystery and the upcoming "Prometheus," directed by Ridley Scott, is still a source of debate (just how much does it have to do with Scott's 1979 masterpiece "Alien"?).
Bird (pictured, far left, with his "Ghost Protocol" cast) began his career in animation, working on "The Simpsons" before making the seque to features with 1999's beloved "The Iron Giant." He later hooked up with Pixar to deliver "The Incredibles" and "Ratatouille." Last year's epic "Ghost Protocol" was his live-action directorial debut, featuring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Paula Patton.
Bird's currently working on "1906," but since based on a book about the devastating San Francisco earthquake of that year, it's not likely to be related to "1952."