Featuring a movie dream team-up of Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof, Tomorrowland, the film formerly known as 1952, is on a lot of fans' radars. Even so, we know almost nothing about it. People were throwing around rumors ranging from UFOs to Star Wars, and just about everything in between. Finally however, it seems like we've got a solid bit of info on what the movie is actually going to be about.
HitFix has gotten their hands on the purported logline for Tomorrowland, and it sounds like pretty bizarre stuff
A teenage girl, a genius middle-aged man (who was kicked out of Tomorrowland) and a pre-pubescent girl robot attempt to get to and unravel what happened to Tomorrowland, which exists in an alternative dimension, in order to save Earth.
If you're as confused as I am, here's how HitFlix explains it.
The “Tomorrowland” that they keep referring to in this break-down appears to be a place where science has blown past the world we live in, and when Frank Walker was a young man, he first encountered the promise of Tomorrowland at the 1964 World’s Fair. David Nix was there, showing off his own work, and he told Walker to come back when he was older and his inventions actually worked. A girl named Athena saw great promise in 11-year-old Frank, though, and she snuck him into Tomorrowland. Eventually, Frank was discovered by Nix and thrown out, but not before learning that the girl he loved, Athena, was actually a robot.
By the time we meet Frank in the film, he’s much older, and George Clooney is set to play the part. Nix is the role that Hugh Laurie is signed for, and by the point the main story of the film kicks in, Nix has been in charge of Disneyland for many years, and he’s become rotten, corrupt. Athena, unchanged since Frank was a young man, plays a key role in the film, and the hero is a girl named Casey who has a quick scientific mind that becomes important as the story unfolds. Nix is a guy who values technical accomplishment over creative thinking, and when he throws Frank out of Tomorrowland, he’s not alone. Every creative thinker is banished, allowing Nix to focus purely on aesthetics and technical advancement for its own sake.
That's still pretty confusing, but at the very least it sounds pretty original.
The film is currently set for a December 19, 2014 release date, and as HitFlix noted, George Clooney and Hugh Laurie are currently attached to star.