Tomorrowland from Disney, director Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol), and writer Damon Lindelof (Lost), has been a mystery to be unraveled since day one. The closer we get to the release date, however, the more we’re learning, and today brings a magical, adventure filled new trailer. This is a U.K. version, though there is supposedly also going to be a U.S. one as well. Check it out below.
Disney’s Tomorrowland is one of the more intriguing movies coming out this summer. We have a bare bones synopsis, and what footage we’ve seen looks fantastic, though it creates far more questions than it answers. But considering the source, and that it comes from writer and Mystery Box enthusiast Damon Lindelof, that’s not a surprise. A new trailer is set to drop Monday, March 9, along with a Facebook Q&A with Lindelof and director Brad Bird (The Iron Giant). To tide you over until then, however, the studio has released this new poster.
This does, however, lead to one big question. The one sheet shows megastar George Clooney standing in the field in front of futuristic city that we suspect is the titular Tomorrowland. That’s fine, it lines up with what we know of the movie and with what we’ve seen thus far.
During the Super Bowl this past weekend, Disney debuted a new TV spot/trailer thing for their mysterious upcoming adventure Tomorrowland, but that’s not all they’ve unveiled. It’s only a small crack, but they’re opening up the Mystery Box a wee bit, and a couple of new stills and a fancy new interactive website have crept out.
We don’t know much about Tomorrowland, but as we understand it, the story revolves round Casey (Britt Robertson), a young girl with a bright scientific mind. When her destiny becomes entangled with Frank (George Clooney), a former boy genius who is now bitter and jaded, they unearth secret details of a place called Tomorrowland that exists somewhere out in space and time, and their journey will change both of them, and the entire world, forever. There promises to be no shortage of action, adventure, and wonder going down before the credits roll.
While Disney’s upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and really everything Star Wars related, is shrouded in secrecy, it’s not the only mysterious feature the House of Mouse has in the works. Well before we lay eyes on J.J. Abrams’ adventures in that galaxy far, far away, director Brad Bird will take us to Tomorrowland. A new TV spot premiered during the Super Bowl yesterday, and while it doesn’t offer much in the way of concrete detail, it certainly does capture your imagination.
Enigmatic, but engaging, everything we’ve seen thus far from Tomorrowland promises big ideas, sweeping adventure, and George Clooney’s smooth, soothing voice. This includes our latest look at the Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol director’s singular vision. The more we see from the film, the more questions there seem to be.
One of the 2015 movies that we’re super excited for, yet know almost nothing tangible about, is Disney’s Tomorrowland. We know that the film played a big factor in director Brad Bird not helming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which seems like a pretty big deal, and though we’ve just seen the teasiest of teaser trailers, it looks mysterious and full of adventure. We’ll get another good look at the film during the Super Bowl on Sunday, and because this is the world we live in, we’ve got a quick look at this upcoming quick look.
In recent days, the Super Bowl has become the de facto marketing kick off for the upcoming slate of summer blockbusters (and as we all know, according to the studios, summer now runs from March or April to the first week of August). We know that we’re going to get fresh new looks at Jurassic World, Furious 7, Ted 2, Insurgent, and likely many more, including Tomorrowland.
It’s no secret that J.J. Abrams is directing Star Wars: Episode VII. In reality, that’s one of the few things outside of the cast and that Disney and Lucasfilm are actually making another Star Wars movie that we know for sure. This is the most high profile job in a career full of fairly prominent gigs, but while he’s the one who wound up in the director’s chair, he wasn’t the only one who had a chance to land this assignment. We’ve heard that Gone Girl director David Fincher turned down the job (or at least withdrew from the running after meeting with folks from Lucasfilm). We can add Brad Bird to the list of people who could have directed this movie, and now we know why. (You can’t help but assume that, if Episode VII winds up being terrible, this list of could-have-beens is going to haunt Star Wars fans for years to come.)
Bird may be most known for his animation work, directing movies like The Iron Giant and The Incredibles, though he also helmed Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol. But as big a fan of Star Wars as he is—he’s a huge nerd—the decision to pass on Episode VII is very simple and came down to a couple of factors: Tomorrowland and scheduling.