I don't know why, but I've always been drawn to the big San Francisco Earthquake. (Obviously a curiosity -- not a morbid wish to meet my maker under piles of falling rubble.) This is probably due to the old hardcover that rested amongst my parent's books. Every year or two, I would pick it up and thumb through the pictures of devastation, which probably solidified my determination to never live there. Maybe Brad Bird is equally drawn to the story.

After flicks like the uber-popular The Incredibles and Ratatouille, it has now been confirmed that Brad Bird is making his live-action directorial debut with 1906. The period piece will focus on a college student who is investigating the murder of his father. His digging leads him to "a web of deceit" that has left San Francisco vulnerable to fire -- the kind that erupts when the 1906 earthquake hits. John Logan had penned the original script, and now Bird is rewriting it, so further news should come once Bird completes his stab at the script.

What could be scarier than watching a hijacking movie in a plane? Maybe 1906 in a creaky, old San Francisco building...
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