Disney have released the first images (above) and trailer (below) from the Brad Bird directed Tomorrowland.
Written by Lost’s Damon Lindeloff, the movie will hit next summer and Lindeloff has been talking about the movie to EW (via Comingsoon) about what exactly the George Clooney vehicle is about: “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.
“There is a piece of technology in this pin [that takes you to Tomorrowland – see the trailer], it’s the kind of old-school pin you would wear on your lapel, and when you make physical contact with it, you have the illusion of being physically transported to another world, and that’s how Casey gets her first glimpse of Tomorrowland.”
Brad Bird adds: “It’s kind of like being hit by a dream and not sure whether the dream was a dream or real.”
On Clooney’s character, Frank Walker: “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.”
It has certainly piqued our interest…
Tomorrowland hits on May 22, 2015