1906 San Francisco Earthquake Film in the Works

Cinematical reports that Director Brad Bird, who directed The Iron Giant, The Incredibles and Ratatouille, will be moving into live-action for his first time, adapting the novel 1906 by James Dalessandro.

Every disaster has a backstory, none more thrilling than this one. Set
during the great San Francisco earthquake and fire, this page-turning tale of
political corruption, vendettas, romance, rescue—and murder—is based on recently
uncovered facts that forever change our understanding of what really happened.
Told by a feisty young reporter, Annalisa Passarelli, the novel paints a vivid
picture of the Victorian-era city, from the mansions of Nob Hill to the
underbelly of the Barbary Coast to the arrival of tenor Enrico Caruso and
the Metropolitan Opera."

Sounds like its aiming to be the "Titanic" of earthquake films. The 1906 quake was a big one.

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