Star Trek sequel co-writer Damon Lindelof has signed a 7-figure deal with Disney to write and produce a sci-fi film called 1952 (working title). The project is described as a large-scale science fiction feature film geared towards a family audience. Details over the fold.
Since the hit ABC series LOST went off the air last season Lindelof has kept himself busy. In addition to his current work on the Star Trek sequel, Lindelof teamed with Star Trek writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci for the Jon Favreau-directed Cowboys & Aliens, and did extensive re-write work on Ridley Scott’s Alien-themed project Prometheus. Now Deadline reports on this new project:
The project came out of a series of meetings that Lindelof had with Disney’s production president Sean Bailey and senior exec Brigham Taylor, and it’s the first film that Lindelof is producing from the ground up.
No further details are known about the movie — and the title may not even be time-period based — but Deadline does say Lindelof won’t start work on it until after the Star Trek sequel. Additionally, the site notes that the project isn’t being restricted to movies only and could be seen on multiple platforms. Lindelof has already taken to Twitter to "elaborate" further on the "7-figure" part of the deal:
"The seven figures are: Jawa (vinyl-caped), Han in Hoth gear, Bossk, Lobot, Greedo, Admiral Ackbar and Obi-Wan (with telescoping saber)."
Speaking of Twitter…
Before Lindelof tweeted his approval of Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class — "Dug FIRST CLASS though, especially Fassbender, McAvoy and the best deployment of the PG-13 single-use eff-bomb I have ever seen." — Lindelof criticized actress January Jones’ performance as Emma Frost:
"Emma Frost’s THREE mutant powers: Telepathy, Transformation to Solid Diamond and last but not least, Sucking at Acting."
Unsurprisingly the tweet didn’t go unnoticed and was quickly picked up across the web including on gossip site Perez Hilton. Lindelof later tweeted his regrets: