Brad Bird to Helm Damon Lindelof's Mysterious 1952 Had to post about this, because... seriously. Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof working together on a major project? This could be something really amazing. The most common thing I've seen people mentioning is that 1952 was the year an atomic test was televised for the first time, so people are wondering if this might be a genre flick based around that. Brad Bird did a pretty good movie the last time he played with Atomic Age fears, and I'd be interested to see where that goes. But there are lots of fun theories running around, so who knows? But one of my favorite screenwriters is teaming with one of my favorite directors, and that's enough to get my attention right now.