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1952

Today in Depressing

Awww, Man. Brad Bird Says He’s Not Directing Star Wars.

Another rumor bites the dust: It looks like Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles) won’t be directing Star Wars: Episode VII after all. Granted, it was less a rumor than an instance of “Oh wow, how cool would that be?” (Though a few weeks back there was a theory floating around that his upcoming sci-film film 1952 was actually Star Wars in disguise.) Anyway, it’s all a moot point now as the director has taken to Twitter to dash the hopes of everyone who wanted Bird to take to the Stars.

Hey, I’ve been remarkably light on the puns so far today. Gotta catch up.

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Cautiously Optimistic

Brad Bird’s Unnamed Sci-Fi Film Gets a Name Switch, Flirts With George Clooney

Look, this will all make sense in a moment.

Brad Bird, see, the guy behind The Incredibles, The Iron Giant, Ratatouille, and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, is working on this unnamed science fiction film, according to Hollywood buzz. Written by, yes, Damon Lindelof, it’s currently running with the code name 1952, understood to be a codename that may or may not have anything to do with the actual content of them movie.

The movie was also briefly known as Tesla, which, again, may or may not actually be related to the subject of the movie. Who is currently related to the movie? George Clooney.

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