Disney Recruits 'Lost' Showrunner for New Sci-Fi Adventure

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Damon Lindelof inks a seven-figure deal with the studio to write and produce the family film “1952.”

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.