MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE GHOST PROTOCOL helmer Brad Bird has been or a long time connected to a movie called TOMORROWLAND from writer Damon Lindelof, and until now the film’s plot has been shrouded in secrecy. As you can possibly get from the film’s title, the project has something to do with the famous ride of the same name in Disneyland, California. Over the weekend, a casting call for the George Clooney led project has gone out seemingly revealing much more about the story.
Here it is.
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.
The genius middle-aged man is Frank Walker, the George Clooney character, and Hugh Laurie is also involved as a character named David Nix, the guy that kicked Walker out of Tomorrowland in the sixties. HitFix has more.
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.
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.
This looks like a massive project for Disney, and an exciting one for that. I’m quite sceptical about movies based on rides, and Lindelof scripts in general, but this could be interesting. Let’s face it, Clooney has the pick of the crop movie wise these days, and has he been involved in a bad movie in the last ten years?
All being well, should be ready for cinemas for December 2014. Hit the link above for more.