Never underestimate the power of television. Witness the case of Damon Lindelof, who just linked up with Disney to write and produce an original large-scale family science-fiction feature film with the working title of '1952.' Lindelof was a writer-producer for ABC's 'Lost,' and his success on that series opened up the right doors in Hollywood. He worked on 'Cowboys & Aliens,' rewrote Ridley Scott's sci-fi tale 'Prometheus' and is helping develop a script for a 'Star Trek' sequel. Though no details about the '1952' project have been revealed, one thing is known for sure: Lindelof went from 'Lost' to a seven-figure deal. Quite a find. [Deadline]

Casting news: Matthew Goode is in talks to star in 'Stoker,' the English-language debut of director Park Chan-wook ('Oldboy,' 'Thirst'). Nicole Kidman and Mia Waskiowska star as a mother and daughter who reunite with a mysterious uncle who is rumored to be a vampire. [/film] ... John Krasinski will star in Matt Damon's directorial debut, 'Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbery and Eskimo Kisses,' about "a man who goes on the lam with his daughter on a three-state crime spree." Production will begin next year. [SlashFilm]
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