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Brad Bird's next film will be 1952, not 1906

May. 3, 2012by:

Brad Bird will return to Disney for his next film, the big budget epic 1952. What is 1952? No one knows.

Here is what we do know: the screenplay for 1952 was written by Damon Lindelof and Jeff Jensen. Disney commissioned the film last year and is aiming to begin production in 2013. The film is being kept very quiet with the only clue being that 'it has multi-platform aspirations.'

Bird recently declined to return to direct the fifth MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE despite the huge success of GHOST PROTOCOL. His epic about the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906, is still a passion project for him but is having budgeting concerns.

Lindelof has recently become the go to screenwriter after being the creative force behind LOST. He has cowritten both PROMETHEUS as well as the upcoming STAR TREK sequel.

In this day and age, it is very difficult to keep a movie secret for very long. In the few instances where it has been successful (CLOVERFIELD and SUPER 8, come to mind), it enhances the movie-going experience. Fans may still feel alienated that it was not what they were expecting, but it definitely harkens back to the pre-Internet days of marketing movies.

What do you think 1952 could be?

Extra Tidbit: Disney owns ABC. Lindelof has worked with JJ Abrams on both LOST and STAR TREK. Jeff Jensen, cowriter of 1952, was also the name of the major LOST reporter from Entertainment Weekly. Could this be a LOST movie?????
Source: Deadline

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10:27AM on 05/04/2012
Brad Bird is one of my favorite directors (especially after seeing The Incredibles) and being a huge fan of Damon Lindelof, i'm stoked to see what they make together. i doubt its a Lost movie (as i'm NEVER that lucky), but i love the marketing campaign that shows us less about the movie and leaves a mystery for the viewer.
Brad Bird is one of my favorite directors (especially after seeing The Incredibles) and being a huge fan of Damon Lindelof, i'm stoked to see what they make together. i doubt its a Lost movie (as i'm NEVER that lucky), but i love the marketing campaign that shows us less about the movie and leaves a mystery for the viewer.
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8:46AM on 05/04/2012
Back to the Future prequel - "Emmett Brown - the pre toilet accident years"? Nah, seems unlikely.
Back to the Future prequel - "Emmett Brown - the pre toilet accident years"? Nah, seems unlikely.
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1:36AM on 05/04/2012

Tidbit:

Wasn't it in the 1952 that the hydrogen bomb Jughead got shipped to the Island and the outside world began to get aware of it? Another LOST connection!
Wasn't it in the 1952 that the hydrogen bomb Jughead got shipped to the Island and the outside world began to get aware of it? Another LOST connection!
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10:07PM on 05/03/2012
Who really cares what this is about, Brad Bird is in, I'm in!!!
Who really cares what this is about, Brad Bird is in, I'm in!!!
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10:02PM on 05/03/2012

Ummm

Unless this will be a movie a bout the future 1952. better not be another pixar movie I can't take those. I stopped watching after the incredibles was that even pixar I forget. Or was nemo the last one I saw. Damn I don't remember. Sorry
Unless this will be a movie a bout the future 1952. better not be another pixar movie I can't take those. I stopped watching after the incredibles was that even pixar I forget. Or was nemo the last one I saw. Damn I don't remember. Sorry
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1:31AM on 05/04/2012
So you didn't watch WALL-E, Ratatouille or even Toy Story 3?? No offense Dude, but I really feel sorry for your soul.
So you didn't watch WALL-E, Ratatouille or even Toy Story 3?? No offense Dude, but I really feel sorry for your soul.
9:59PM on 05/03/2012

Or...

it could be anything here, [link]
it could be anything here, [link]
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6:58PM on 05/03/2012

Um...

Am I the only one that was wondering what David Cross had to do with this project?
Am I the only one that was wondering what David Cross had to do with this project?
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6:51PM on 05/03/2012

Key real-world events of 1952

First Hydrogen bomb successfully tested.

Eisenhower elected President.

Korean war ongoing.
First Hydrogen bomb successfully tested.

Eisenhower elected President.

Korean war ongoing.
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6:36PM on 05/03/2012
I would have liked for him to return to Mission Impossible or the Incredibles, but it's nice to see Disney still dishing out hundreds of millions to movies that will either flop or barely break even.
I would have liked for him to return to Mission Impossible or the Incredibles, but it's nice to see Disney still dishing out hundreds of millions to movies that will either flop or barely break even.
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6:32PM on 05/03/2012
I wanted Bird to direct a movie that had a title that ended with 2, but I wanted that movie to be Incredibles 2.
I wanted Bird to direct a movie that had a title that ended with 2, but I wanted that movie to be Incredibles 2.
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10:30AM on 05/04/2012
i read an article (on joblo) recently that said he was waiting for the right story. i was sad it wasn't anything concrete about a sequel development, but it was a step in the right direction
i read an article (on joblo) recently that said he was waiting for the right story. i was sad it wasn't anything concrete about a sequel development, but it was a step in the right direction
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