Clooney linked to sci-fi drama
Brad Bird, director of Ratatouille, The Incredibles and Mission Impossible- Ghost Protocol, is hard at work on his next project, a secretive sci-fi drama that's so secret, it's got TWO working titles- Tesla and 1952.
Word is that it features a search for extra-terrestrials here on Earth, in much the same vein as Close Encounters. It's also reported that if there is any mashed potato sculpting to be done, the man to do it may be George Clooney.
This would seem to rule Bird out of the running to helm the first of the new Star Wars sequels, with which he was strongly linked.