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Brad Bird is ready to try something that scares him.

The "Incredibles" and "Incredibles 2" director recently opened up about his next project and shared that it's one he is "deathly afraid of." During the during the BAFTA Tea Party red carpet on Sunday, Jan. 6, Bird told Variety that he's working on his "next thing" and it's a musical.

"I don't know anything about musicals, so I figured I should do this," he said. "I'm deathly afraid of it, and that sounds like a cool thing."

It may be frightening for Bird, but he has a great composer lined up. Michael Giacchino will work with him again. The two have previously teamed up on both Incredibles films, "Tomorrowland," and "Ratatouille." Over the years, Giacchino has won an Academy Award, an Emmy, and multiple Grammys.

In addition to all the music, there will be 20 minutes of animation in the film, Bird says. He previously alluded to that fact during a Moviefone interview in October, saying his upcoming project "has animation in it, but it's not an animated film." At the time, he also mentioned his fear, calling the undertaking "another thing that scares [him]."

Well, you know what they say: No risk, no reward. Good for Bird for going for it.

[via: Variety; h/t: Cartoon Brew]