Discuss: What Would a ‘Tomorrowland’ Future Look Like?


So I just got back into town from the Hangover junket where screenwriting team Jon Lucas and Scott Moore talked briefly about their plans for Disney’s upcoming production of Tomorrowland.

This is a project that has been in the public eye since last September (back when Disney announced that they were making a futuristic epic called Tomorrowland based off the ride at their park while denying that it was based off the ride at their park or that it was called Tomorrowland) starring Dwayne Johnson. The Rock plays Rip, a pilot from our time (go The Present!) who ends up in the future where he pisses off the locals by not understanding how their crazy contraptions work.

At the junket, Lucas and Moore told FSR (and every other outlet there ever) some surprising details about the film:

  • It will be set in the future!
  • It’s based off of Disney’s Tomorrowland exhibit at their theme park!

Shocking, I know. But in all fairness, they did mention that they were happy to be working on a vision of the future that wasn’t dark or dystopian. With so many film futures being bleak and dangerous, it actually might be a good change of pace to see that the course of human history isn’t headed toward imminent failure. Moore also called the project, “Pirates of the Caribbean in space,” and went on to jokingly ask what we thought the best parts of the future would be.

I hate having to do laundry and go to the dry cleaner so I just want a closet where you throw your clothes in there, and you open it up and everything is done,

Brilliant. Hopefully there will be more technological marvels to wonder at in the film. And that got me thinking:

What should the future look like?

Flying cars? Robot maids? Three albinos that can see the future and predict crime before it happens?

Here’s my vote:

What do you think? What should the future have in store for us?

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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