Damon Lindelof to write a large-scale sci-fi for Disney

Damon Lindelof has signed a deal to script a large-scale sci-fi movie, based on an original idea, for Disney.

According to a report by Deadline, he has signed a seven-figure deal with the studio to write and produce the feature, which is currently lurking under the inconspicuous working title 1952 .

Lindelof is best know for his work on TV show Lost , which he exec-produced as well as helping to create and script.

He has since been the go-to guy for high-profile sci-fi projects, producing JJ Abrams' Star Trek , co-writing and producing Cowboys & Aliens , and rewriting Ridley Scott's Prometheus .

1952 is attempting to capture a wide-reaching family audience, and Disney has "multiple platform aspirations" for the project - so expect tie-in apps, video games, books and more.

There's currently no word on release dates or possible directors.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.