A few months ago, when Damon Lindelof tweeted a mystery box with a label that read “1952,” many people wondered what was inside of the box and how it related to his next project with director Brad Bird. A few weeks later, Disney announced the name of the unknown film would be Tomorrowland. Ever since, many have speculated what the film would be about, considering the mystery behind the project and the idea that it would have something to do with UFOs.
WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS BELOW!
Are we getting closer to finding out what is Tomorrowland? According to Drew McWeeny of HitFix.com, he has a good idea about the film’s premise and states that previous speculation about Tomorrowland is completely false. If you recall, Disney historian Jeff Hill claimed the film would be about Walt Disney’s involvement with the U.S. Government’s cover up of UFO sightings, but that might not be the case. McWeeny obtained the film’s logline from his inside sources. The logline was purely for casting reasons, but McWeeny believes that this is the key to Tomorrowland. Read the logline below:
“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.”
Sounds strange, huh? There are no government officials and there are no aliens, but there is an alternate dimension and a pre-teen robot girl. Drew McWeeny goes on to describe Tomorrowland’s plot and how actors George Clooney and Hugh Laurie might be involved with the film:
“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.”
Clooney would play the adult version of this Frank Walker character and Hugh Laurie would play Nix. Tomorrowland appears to be a stranger film than originally thought, so hopefully Brad Bird can make this material accessible for general audiences. Honestly, it’s a hard pill to swallow.
Tomorrowland hits theaters everywhere on December 19, 2014.