Oh, Disney, you little tricksters. As most people who are interested in Brad Bird’s upcoming mystery project for the Mouse House have attempted to use its first title ‐ 1952 — to build theories as to just what it’s about, the studio has just gone and blown all those theories to hell, as the film is now titled Tomorrowland. Boom, time to make some more theories!
As of now, all know for sure is that the film is a live-action release, it is set to star George Clooney, and it will ‐ oh, no, I keep forgetting this detail ‐ come from a script by Bird and Damon Lindelof (from a concept by Lindelof and Jeff Jensen). So I guess now we know that it will be needlessly convoluted and ultimately unsatisfying? Okay then.
At the very least, it’s fair to assume the film will be about the future in some way as, when speaking about the Tomorrowland section of his theme parks, Walt Disney commented that “Tomorrow can be a wonderful age. Our scientists today are opening the doors of the Space Age to achievements that will benefit our children and generations to come. The Tomorrowland attractions have been designed to give you an opportunity to participate in adventures that are a living blueprint of our future.”
The film will open on December 19, 2014. [Press Release]