SPOILERS: Want to know more about Brad Bird's Tomorrowland with George Clooney?
There has been plenty of speculations and theories on the Disney movie TOMORROWLAND (previously titled 1952.) Would it tie-in with the Disney theme park attraction? Are aliens involved? Will writer Damon Lindelof continue to piss off movie nerds?
Drew McWeeny at Hitfix has an exclusive on TOMORROWLAND that might be the most accurate plot details we've seen yet. Now McWeeny cautions that the logline description that he has seen might not be the "official" logline (or a straight up lie for misdirection) but this IS the synopsis that is being used to help gather cast and crew. If you want to stay completely in the dark about TOMORROWLAND look away NOW:
A teenage girl, a genius middle-aged man (who was kicked out of Tomorrowland) and a pre-pubescent girl robot attempt to get to and unravel what happened to Tomorrowland, which exists in an alternative dimension, in order to save Earth.
McWeeny continues in his article with details about who George Clooney and Hugh Laurie might be playing and also gives us some details on the world of TOMORROWLAND. Once again, the final product may not be exactly like how McWeeny is describing since a lot of it is speculation, but I believe the end result might end up being very similar:
The "Tomorrowland" that they keep referring to in this break-down appears to be a place where science has blown past the world we live in, and when Frank Walker was a young man, he first encountered the promise of Tomorrowland at the 1964 World's Fair. David Nix was there, showing off his own work, and he told Walker to come back when he was older and his inventions actually worked. A girl named Athena saw great promise in 11-year-old Frank, though, and she snuck him into Tomorrowland. Eventually, Frank was discovered by Nix and thrown out, but not before learning that the girl he loved, Athena, was actually a robot.
By the time we meet Frank in the film, he's much older, and George Clooney is set to play the part. Nix is the role that Hugh Laurie is signed for, and by the point the main story of the film kicks in, Nix has been the mayor of Tomorrowland for many years, and he's become rotten, corrupt. Athena, unchanged since Frank was a young man, plays a key role in the film, and the hero is a girl named Casey who has a quick scientific mind that becomes important as the story unfolds. Nix is a guy who values technical accomplishment over creative thinking, and when he throws Frank out of Tomorrowland, he's not alone. Every creative thinker is banished, allowing Nix to focus purely on aesthetics and technical advancement for its own sake.
There's interdimensional travel, human-looking robots, and a quest for revenge on the part of Frank. He is a bitter adult, and the film is not just about Casey's adventure, but also about Frank rediscovering the kid he used to be. It sounds like young Frank actually plays a decent-sized role in the film, so we may see both timelines play out to some extent.
TOMORROWLAND is looking like it's going to be very epic in scope and with Brad Bird at the helm I'm excited to see how he'll deliver. I can not wait to see a trailer for this sucker. TOMORROWLAND is set to be released on December 19, 2014.
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|Extra Tidbit:||So what do you think? Is this what you expected TOMORROWLAND to be about? Does this raise or lower your expectations?|