Brad Bird’s big Disney project, TOMORROWLAND, formerly called 1952, still hasn’t revealed its official plot. But Drew McWeeny of Hitfix may have heard what the film’s story would be about. SPOILER ALERT…
“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 “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.”
George Clooney may play Frank Walker
Hugh Laurie may play TOMORROWLAND’s corrupt mayor, David Nix
The Walt Disney Studios announced that its live-action release previously known as 1952 is now titled Tomorrowland. The film will be released domestically on December 19, 2014. George Clooney (The Descendants) is set to star.
Tomorrowland is written by Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird from a concept by Lindelof and Jeff Jensen. Lindelof (Star Trek, Lost, Prometheus) will produce and Bird (The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) will produce and direct.
Plot details are still kept secret for now but it’s been described as in the same vein as Close Encounters Of The Third Kind about a man searching for extra-terrestrials on earth.