Damon Lindelof has worked with some of the best names in science-fiction like J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. And now the Walt Disney Co. is giving him a chance to try something on his own.
Disney has signed the "Lost" alum to write and produce a big-budget genre film that will appeal to family audiences. It has a working title of "1952," and borrowing from Abrams, has been secretive about anything else, according to Deadline.com.
"I'm not sure if the title connotes a period the film is set in, or if it is a 'Lost' reference," reporter Mike Fleming said. "I've also heard that this project isn't just being conceived for movies only, but that it has multiple platform aspirations."
According to Fleming, Lindelof got the gig after a series of meetings he had with Sean Bailey and Brigham Taylor at Disney. They were impressed with his work in various projects, including the upcoming "Cowboys & Aliens" he did with Jon Favreau, Orci and Kurtzman. Lindelof also had rewritten an "Alien" prequel that Ridley Scott is attached to.
Although fans re more familiar with Lindelof in a producer role, his primary work over his career has been as a writer. He started with the series "Nash Bridges" in 1996 and moved on to shows like "Crossing Jordan" before becoming attached to "Lost." At "Lost," where he wrote more than 30 episodes, and was involved directly in the writing of a handful of others.
He was nominated for Emmys for his writing work in the "Lost" episodes "The End," "The Incident," "Through the Looking Glass" and "The 23rd Psalm," all with writing partner Carlton Cuse. He also was nominated for his teleplay work on the "Lost" pilot.
His work on "1952" is not expected to interfere with his work on the next Star Trek film, which he is penning alongside Orci and Kurtzman.
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