12 November 2012 3:36 AM, PST | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

George Clooney is in talks to star in Brad Bird’s long-gestating science-fiction flick, 1952. Variety broke the news, stating that Disney see the project as a ‘high-profile tentpole’ while cautioning that the film has not yet been greenlit. Tantalisingly compared to Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, with the plot revolving around a man’s contact with alien life, this sounds like serious, intelligent sci-fi. We’d follow any project Bird was behind, and with Clooney in talks, we can be certain this’ll be...

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