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Brad Bird's Tomorrowland with George Clooney begins filming; new details revealed

Aug. 26, 2013by:
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The mysterious Brad Bird/Damon Lindelof film TOMORROWLAND has commenced principal photography and a new press release from Disney has dropped more details on the film, which is still veiled in secrecy. Directed by Brad Bird (THE INCREDIBLES, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL) with a screenplay by Damon Lindelof (PROMETHEUS, Lost), TOMORROWLAND has been teasing us with various snippets, including a mysterious (there's that word again) box full of items from the 1950's and an app that takes you on a, wait for it, mysterious journey through time. So, if your'e a fan of mystery then, by all means, TOMORROWLAND is the movie for you. I'm optimistic, given the talent involved, but apprehensive, as I'm hoping this doesn't become another project crushed by ambiguity, leaving audiences scratching their heads trying to make sense of what they just saw. I'd like to see a smart adventure film that doesn't cause my brain to hurt, but rather gets the synapses firing.

Here's the press release (synopsis in bold):

Principal photography has begun on Disneys mystery adventure Tomorrowland, starring two-time Academy Award winner George Clooney (Michael Clayton, Syriana), Hugh Laurie (Monsters vs. Aliens, Arthur Christmas), Britt Robertson (Under The Dome), Raffey Cassidy (Dark Shadows, Snow White and the Huntsman) and Thomas Robinson (The Switch). The film is directed, produced and co-written by two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, The Incredibles). Damon Lindelof (Star Trek Into Darkness, Prometheus) and Jeffrey Chernov (Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) are also producers. The screenplay is written by Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof from a story by Lindelof & Jeff Jensen and Brad Bird.

Jeff Jensen and John Walker (The Incredibles) will executive produce with Bernard Bellew (Les Misrables, 28 Weeks Later) and Tom Peitzman, VFX producer (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Alice in Wonderland) serving as co-producers.

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as Tomorrowland.

Bird has gathered a great team behind the lens with Oscar winning director of photography Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), production designer Scott Chambliss (Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Cowboys & Aliens), Oscar nominated costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (Inception, Oceans Eleven) and Academy Award-winning editor Walter Murch (The English Patient, Cold Mountain).

TOMORROWLAND brings the mystery on December 12, 2014.

Source: Disney

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9:05PM on 08/26/2013
Just curious why the stupid press release lists 2 animated voice-over roles for Hugh Laurie? Surely everyone in America knows him better as Greg House?
Just curious why the stupid press release lists 2 animated voice-over roles for Hugh Laurie? Surely everyone in America knows him better as Greg House?
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4:56PM on 08/26/2013
This is filming about 20 minutes away from my house, but still no clooney sighting. I figure before the shooting is done i'll probablly get a speaking roll, probablly.more in the sequel
This is filming about 20 minutes away from my house, but still no clooney sighting. I figure before the shooting is done i'll probablly get a speaking roll, probablly.more in the sequel
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4:27PM on 08/26/2013
This is filming about 20 minutes away from my house, but still no clooney sighting. I figure before the shooting is done i'll probablly get a speaking roll, probablly.more in the sequel
This is filming about 20 minutes away from my house, but still no clooney sighting. I figure before the shooting is done i'll probablly get a speaking roll, probablly.more in the sequel
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2:37PM on 08/26/2013

Can't wait for the next sequels after this:

Frontier land , Fantasy Land, Adventureland, Main street USA, and Liberty Square!!!
Frontier land , Fantasy Land, Adventureland, Main street USA, and Liberty Square!!!
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2:14PM on 08/26/2013

Could be "it".

I'm hoping this will be the next big game changer? I just pray it's not over-written, if that makes sense? Trying to be too dang smart?
I'm hoping this will be the next big game changer? I just pray it's not over-written, if that makes sense? Trying to be too dang smart?
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2:00PM on 08/26/2013

In Brad We Trust

Look at the guy's track record: THE IRON GIANT, THE INCREDIBLES, RATATOUILLE, GHOST PROTOCOL. If this movie bombs, it'll be thanks to the marketing department.
Look at the guy's track record: THE IRON GIANT, THE INCREDIBLES, RATATOUILLE, GHOST PROTOCOL. If this movie bombs, it'll be thanks to the marketing department.
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1:11PM on 08/26/2013
This sounds like a cool project but is it just me or does it seem to be the wrong kind of movie to be veiled in utter secrecy like this? It worked like gangbusters with Cloverfield, but it backfired on Super 8. I loved Super 8 but after all the hype and hints to epic stuff, it was kind of underwhelming because it turned out to be "just" a humble, Spielbergian alien flick that was more about people than aliens.
This sounds like a cool project but is it just me or does it seem to be the wrong kind of movie to be veiled in utter secrecy like this? It worked like gangbusters with Cloverfield, but it backfired on Super 8. I loved Super 8 but after all the hype and hints to epic stuff, it was kind of underwhelming because it turned out to be "just" a humble, Spielbergian alien flick that was more about people than aliens.
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1:00PM on 08/26/2013
It sounds exciting, and this has been teased so much I'm glad principal photography has kicked off. The synopsis brings "Hugo" to mind.
It sounds exciting, and this has been teased so much I'm glad principal photography has kicked off. The synopsis brings "Hugo" to mind.
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