Not as interesting as ‘1952’ but understandable for marketing/Disney tie-in purposes.

Update: Lindelof has said the film is not about aliens.

Look Inside the Mystery Box That Inspired Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird’s ‘1952' | /Film

Disney has signed Lindelof to write and produce an original large scale science fiction feature currently titled 1952. Set initial;y for screen, Deadline reports that it does have ”multiplatform aspirations.” This is the first time Lindelof is developing an original film property of his own volition.