It was revealed a while ago that Brad Bird (Ratatouille, The Incredibles) was going to make his live-action feature directorial debut with 1906, but now The Hollywood Reporter adds that the film will be a co-production between Warner Bros. and Disney/Pixar.
The story centers on a college student who begins to investigate the murder of his father, uncovering a web of deceit that has left the city vulnerable to the sort of fire that breaks out when the Great Earthquake of 1906 hits San Francisco.
Bird is rewriting the original script by James Dalessandro, who also wrote the novel the movie is based on.
Paula Weinstein is producing the feature, while John Walker, Bird’s producing partner, executive produces. Disney/Pixar will co-finance the movie.