While mum was the word at the Tomorrowland panel at New York Comic Con, a never-before-seen clip screened at the show shines a bit of light on Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof’s latest mystery box of a film.
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On Wednesday, we hit you with a first look at Disney’s Tomorrowland, and now we’re venturing even deeper into this realm of science and technology via the film’s teaser trailer.
The story from filmmaker Brad Bird follows teenager Casey Newton (Under the Dome’s Britt Robertson) on a quest to find this hidden place and uncover why it’s being kept secret in the first place. One man who knows some of the answers is an exile of Tomorrowland, a grizzled former “boy genius” played by George Clooney. READ FULL STORY
It never was, but is always near, can never be seen, but will always show up—although it disappears the moment it arrives…
The solution to this old riddle is simple: Tomorrow. But for those awaiting a glimpse of Disney’s upcoming sci-fi/fantasy adventure Tomorrowland, the answer is not so elusive. Here’s an exclusive preview of what’s-to-come from the deeply shrouded new Brad Bird film.
“We begin our movie asking what did [the future] used to be?” Bird says. “What’s good about the future and what’s scary about it? And we wrestle with those things in a slightly mythical way.”
Disney is officially cutting the ribbon on Tomorrowland.
The Brad Bird-directed sci-fi film began shooting a little over two weeks ago, and secrecy has remained tight on the project, which stars George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, and takes its title from the futuristic section of Disneyland. Today the studio sent out its start-of-production announcement, which confirmed a few plot points — but left a lot still unclear.
What’s in the box?
For months, ever since Disney revealed that its upcoming, epic sci-fi saga would be called Tomorrowland, the studio has teased fans with the contents of an archived box containing a hodgepodge of mysterious items.
On Saturday at D23, Disney’s Comic-Con-like fan gathering, director Brad Bird and screenwriter Damon Lindelof opened it before thousands of onlookers.
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• Britt Robertson (Under the Dome) scored the lead in Disney’s Tomorrowland, alongside George Clooney and Hugh Laurie. The film — which will be directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles) and written by Bird, Damon Lindelof (Star Trek Into Darkness), and Entertainment Weekly’s own Jeff “Doc” Jensen — is about “a high school girl with an unconventional understanding of technology” who “is launched on a journey to reclaim her future,” according to a Disney press release. The movie is due December 12, 2014.
• Max Greenfield (New Girl) is officially back as Detective Leo! While the actor spilled the beans about his involvement in the upcoming Veronica Mars movie last month, director Rob Marshall sealed the deal in a Kickstarter backer email Thursday. “When I first reached out to Max about being in the movie, he said he’d do the movie for free and pay for his own travel,” Marshall wrote. “This is only one of the many reasons I love Max. It’s also why actors have agents. (Don’t worry, SAG! We are paying Max!)” Greenfield also recorded a video message for his fans before he started filming.
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We revealed last week that the ultra-secretive “1952” project George Clooney is starring in for Disney is actually called Tomorrowland, and photos of a box of miscellaneous … uh, stuff that supposedly inspired the film were tweeted by filmmaker Brad Bird and co-writer Damon Lindelof.
What’s in the box, (as a fellow once asked?)
Official Disney fan club D23 has posted some analysis via Disney archives director Becky Cline, exploring just what’s in the image, though they don’t seem to have access to sift through the actual box just yet.
The working title has been 1952, but the top secret film being developed by Disney is now unveiling its official moniker …
The live-action movie will star George Clooney, and it is being developed by director Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, The Incredibles, The Iron Giant) and writers Damon Lindelof and Entertainment Weekly’s own Jeff “Doc” Jensen (who has been unable to breathe a word to his colleagues. Damn him).
After a period of relative quiet in the House of Mouse’s feature film department, Disney’s magic cinema cauldron is brewing once more.
The studio announced today that Angelina Jolie’s live-action Maleficent — a retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story from the perspective of its wicked villain — has been shifted from its original release date of March 14, 2014 to the far more high profile release of July 2, 2014, smack in the middle of the Independence Day holiday. It will also be released in 3-D. READ FULL STORY
Disney has tapped Brad Bird to direct 1952, a sci-fi project written by Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof and Entertainment Weekly writer Jeff “Doc” Jensen. Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) is coming off the huge success of last year’s Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, his first live-action film, which grossed nearly $700 million worldwide.
The plot for 1952 is being kept under wraps. The movie is understood to be a major tentpole for Disney.
Doc Jensen, EW’s point person on all things Lost, began his relationship with Lindelof after the series ended in May 2010.
Per Time Inc. policy, Jensen continues to report and write about TV series and films, excluding those produced by Disney and its affiliates.
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