Tomorrowland (film)

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Tomorrowland logo.jpg
Directed by Brad Bird
Produced by Brad Bird
Damon Lindelof
Screenplay by Brad Bird
Jeff Jensen
Damon Lindelof
Starring George Clooney
Hugh Laurie
Britt Robertson
Raffey Cassidy
Thomas Robinson
Kathryn Hahn
Judy Greer
Tim McGraw
Keegan-Michael Key
Music by Michael Giacchino[1]
Editing by Claudio Miranda
Studio Walt Disney Pictures
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release dates
  • May 22, 2015 (2015-05-22)
Country United States
Language English

Tomorrowland is an upcoming 2015 American science fiction mystery film directed, co-written, and produced by Brad Bird and produced and co-written by Damon Lindelof.[2][3] It stars Britt Robertson and George Clooney, with Hugh Laurie as the primary villain.[4]

Walt Disney Pictures originally announced the film under the working title 1952 until it was renamed, sharing its name with the futuristic themed land found at various Disney theme parks.[3][5] The film is scheduled to be released on May 22, 2015.[6]


Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (George Clooney) — jaded by disillusionment — and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as Tomorrowland. What they must do there changes the world — and them — forever.[7]



The project was green-lit by Walt Disney Studios' Sean Bailey in June 2011 when Damon Lindelof signed to write and produce.[2] In May 2012, Brad Bird was hired as director.[19] Later that year in November, George Clooney entered negotiations to star in the film.[20] In February 2013, media reports revealed Hugh Laurie would play the villain.[4][21]

Bird, Lindelof, and Disney have not publicly discussed the plot. When asked whether the project was related to the studio's development of Star Wars Episode VII, Bird denied the claim, but confirmed Tomorrowland is a science fiction film.[22] Notwithstanding media speculation, Lindelof has said the film will not center on extraterrestrials.[23]

On January 23, 2013, nearly a week before the title change, Bird posted a picture on his Twitter page related to the project. The image showed a frayed cardboard box labeled 1952, supposedly uncovered from the Walt Disney Imagineering developmental unit,[24] and contained items like archival photographs of Walt Disney, Technicolor film, envelopes, a vinyl record, space technology literature, a 1928 copy of an Amazing Stories magazine (which introduced Philip Francis Nowlan's Buck Rogers character), and an unidentified metal object.[25] On April 13, 2013, media reports indicated that Michael Giacchino would compose the film music.[26] On July 18, 2013, an industry trade magazine reported Britt Robertson was cast as the lead.[27]

On August 10, 2013, Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof gave a presentation at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. They opened the "1952" box and revealed many of its contents.[28] Later that day a pavilion was unveiled on the D23 Expo show floor which presented the items for close inspection by guests. There was also an accompanying iPhone app[29] which took viewers through the exhibit much like you would experience a museum exhibit.


Principal photography commenced in Enderby, British Columbia on August 19, 2013, and will also film in Vancouver and Surrey, ending on January 15, 2014.[30][31][32] On October 7, 2013, Kathryn Hahn was cast as a character named Ursula.[15] Also on October, 2013, it was announced that part of the filming will take place in the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia. [33] In November 2013, scenes of the film were also shot at New Smyrna Beach, and the Carousel of Progress attraction at Walt Disney World in Florida.[34]

On February 5, 2014, additional filming took place at the It's a Small World attraction at Disneyland in California.[35][36]


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  4. ^ a b Bahr, Lindsey (February 14, 2013). "Casting Net: Chris Hemsworth to team up with Michael Mann; Plus Hugh Laurie confirmed for 'Tomorrowland', Marion Cotillard, and more". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
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  13. ^ "SHOOT: TOMORROWLAND Films Boy Inventor (Thomas Robinson) at UBC’s 1964 New York World’s Fair Set – Updated". 8 August 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
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  26. ^ Bastoli, Mike (April 13, 2013). "Michael Giacchino Working on Secret Pixar Project". Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  27. ^ Britt Robertson Lands Key Role in George Clooney's 'Tomorrowland'
  28. ^ D23: Brad Bird, Damon Lindelof explore the secrets of ‘Tomorrowland’
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