June 09, 2011 12:52pm PT by Borys Kit
Disney Recruits 'Lost' Showrunner for New Sci-Fi Adventure
Disney is going into business with Damon Lindelof, one of the showrunners of Lost.
The studio is making a seven-figure deal for Lindelof to write and produce 1952, an original sci-fi family adventure film.
Lindelof is taking a page out of the mystery-building he learned while making Lost and from the handbook written by Super 8 pal J.J. Abrams and is not revealing any details about the project.
The writer, repped by CAA, has parlayed his work on Lost into a thriving feature screenwriting career. He worked on Comboys & Aliens with Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci and is working with the duo on a new Star Trek script. Lindelof also rewrote Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.