Unlike fellow Pixar alum Andrew Stanton, Brad Bird's career shift from animation to live-action has been well received by movie-goers. The director of The Iron Giant, Incredibles and Ratatouille helmed Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol last year and already has another feature lined up, this one at Disney.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bird's next project is 1952. Little is known about the sci-fi project aside from the writers, Damon Lindelof and Jeff Jensen. Lindelof, of course, shepherded Lost for all six seasons and also co-wrote Star Trek 2 and the upcoming Prometheus, while Jensen actually started out writing about Lost for Entertainment Weekly before creating the acclaimed Dark Horse graphic novel Green River Killer: A True Detective Story.
That's all we know at this point. The project has been set up at Disney for a year, and it sounds like the script is still being worked on. However, attaching a director makes it seem like things are moving along at a pretty good clip.