The unmistakable George Clooney is rumored to be the star attached to an upcoming Disney sci-fi flick known only as 1952, according to a recent article published by Variety.
Although the project isn’t officially under the green light, Brad Bird has been named as the director. Bird is most famous for directing animated features such as The Incredibles, Ratatouille and The Iron Giant, but showed his worth in live action features – if you’d like to call it that – with this year’s Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. The duo of Damon Lindelof and Jeff Jensen are the reported brains behind the script.
While Disney is keeping as much as they can in the dark in regards to 1952, the project is rumored to be Close Encounters of the Third Kind-esque in that it follows a man who makes direct contact with alien life. So, we can’t tell you whether or not the aliens are entirely benevolent, musical, or flat out creepy, but we can tell you George Clooney is currently in negotiations to play that very man.
Of course, George Clooney will next star and direct the much anticipated World War II drama, The Monuments Men, which is slated to star the likes of Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett and Jean Dujardin. The term star-studded doesn’t quite measure up for The Monuments Men, but it gets the point across.
With the duo of George Clooney and Brad Bird already being mentioned for 1952, this project is already garnering both attention and potential. Unfortunately, with no official green light, a release date and other similar details (see: everything) are still elusive. Rumors slightly more absurd have surfaced already, claiming 1952 is nothing more than a cover for Star Wars: Episode VII. While we can’t promise to waste our time debunking that one, we can provide updates as they’re released. Be sure to check back for more information.