We just recently learned that Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof’s new science fiction film ‘1952‘ will be be release on December 19, 2014. While the plot is being kept under wraps at this time, the movie is an original film that is said to be an extraterrestrial film in the vein of ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’. Now it looks like we have our leading man for the film, and it’s none other than George Clooney. While Clooney was rumored for some time to be a part of the film, it’s now confirmed that he has signed to play the lead role in the film.
Brad Bird, who is best known for his animated film work on films such as ‘The Iron Giant’, and of course his two Pixar films ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘Ratatouille’, made his breakout live action film by directing 2011’s critically and commercially successful ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’, the fourth entry in Tom Cruise’s popular franchise. Bird seemed to make a seamless transition from animation to live action, and created one of the most entertaining films that year, so my hope for ‘1952’ is already very high. I love the idea of him directing a sci-fi film in the vein of Steven Spielberg’s classics, much like J.J. Abrams did in 2011 as well with ‘Super 8’. I’m a huge fan of Bird, so seeing him move forward with this definitely makes me very excited.
I’m also a huge fan of Damon Lindelof, thanks to his work on ‘LOST’, and last year’s ‘Prometheus’, so I’m excited to see what he brings to the film as well. Having him work with Brad Bird is very exciting to me, so it’ll be great to see what story they’ve crafted together. I know his involvement may put some off, but I’ve liked all his work, including the fairly controversial ending of ‘LOST’, so I’m game to see him return to the sci-fi genre with this film. Adding George Clooney to the mix has shot the film up to one of my most anticipated films over the next few years. This film has huge potential, and I can’t wait to see how the film comes together. Hopefully the film gets to stay fairly mysterious up to its release, because I would love to be shocked and surprised by the film once it’s released.
Are you excited to see ‘1952’? And what do you think of the people involved? Let me know in the comments below, only here at Chip and Company! ‘1952’ will be released in theaters December 19, 2014 in 3D and 2D.
- The Walt Disney Studios Release Schedule Update for 2014 and beyond (chipandco.com)