Disney has tapped Brad Bird to direct 1952, a sci-fi project written by Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof and Entertainment Weekly writer Jeff “Doc” Jensen. Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) is coming off the huge success of last year’s Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, his first live-action film, which grossed nearly $700 million worldwide.
The plot for 1952 is being kept under wraps. The movie is understood to be a major tentpole for Disney.
Doc Jensen, EW’s point person on all things Lost, began his relationship with Lindelof after the series ended in May 2010.
Per Time Inc. policy, Jensen continues to report and write about TV series and films, excluding those produced by Disney and its affiliates.