George Clooney stars in the first look at Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland
There’s been a lot of mystery surrounding the upcoming film from Disney called TOMORROWLAND, but today we’re finally getting a first look as well as some minor details from director Brad Bird and screenwriter Damon Lindeloff. Lindeloff says, “What Hogwarts is to magic, Tomorrowland is to science: They are both easy to find if you are a wizard and very difficult to find if you’re a Muggle. Walt Disney is not a character in our movie, but he is referenced as having some involvement in this mysterious place called Tomorrowland, as a huge futurist and aficionado of space travel, rocketry, cities of the future, and space travel.” In the film there is a label pin that when touched will give you “the illusion of being physically transported to another world” which is called Tomorrowland.
George Clooney is playing a character named Frank Walker who is a failed inventor and is holed up in his house. Brad Bird described Clooney’s character as, “”He’s at this farmhouse, and it’s probably the house he’s grown up in. He hasn’t done anything to it. He’s done tech stuff inside it, but it’s not a super cool bachelor pad. It’s more like a guy who is retreating when something didn’t go well… There’s something about George, you can see the wheels turning in his eyes, and he reads as somebody who is very principled. He seems like a very pragmatic guy who also dreams, but he’s not flighty. There’s an integrity to him that you feel.” Britt Robertson will play Casey, a girl who gets her first glimpse of Tomorrowland when she comes into contact with the pin. The details are still vague, but I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more about TOMORROWLAND in the very near future.
TOMORROWLAND is directed by Brad Bird and stars: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Judy Greer, Hugh Laurie, Kathry Hahn, Tim McGraw and Locklyn Munro. It’s set to hit theaters on May 22, 2015. (Entertainment Weekly)