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

Cowboys & Aliens screenwriter has scored a seven-figure deal

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.

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