Brad Bird, Damon Lindelof Team For Super-Secret Project, '1952'

What do you get when you cross the director of "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" with the co-creator of "Lost" and the guy who wrote extensive "Lost" recaps for EW.com? The secret sci-fi blockbuster "1952," apparently!

According to Deadline.com (and later confirmed by THR.com), Brad Bird has been hired to direct the new film from screenwriter Damon Lindelof and journalist Jeff Jensen. Both sites describe the new film as a major blockbuster or "tent pole."

So, what's it about? Great question! While "1952" is shrouded in secrecy, Slashfilm notes that it might refer to the 1952 Washington D.C. UFO incident. According to Wikipedia (groan, but where do you go for your UFO news?), a torrent of unidentified flying objects were spotted in Washington D.C. between July 12 and July 29. Those events led to the creation of Project Blue Book, a study of UFOs by the United States Air Force.

Or maybe it's not about that at all.

Lindelof co-wrote "Prometheus" and is working on "Star Trek 2"; this would be Bird's second live-action film following "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol." He previously made films for Pixar.

For more on "1952," head over to Deadline.com.


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