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Tomorrowland Shows Off A Mysterious New World In Gorgeous First Trailer

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Since his death, Walt Disney has gone from man to legend in most people’s minds, regardless of where his final resting place is. (He’s not frozen, people.) Brad Bird’s upcoming sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland is a tribute to Disney’s biggest and brightest ideas, and that childlike feeling of wide-eyed discovery is at the center of the film’s gorgeous first teaser trailer.

The first chunk of the video involves Britt Robertson’s Casey Newton being released from a police station and grabbing her stuff. Mixed in with her possessions, though, is a magical pin shaped like a “T.” It isn’t hers, but when she touches it, the item transports her to a world beyond the one we live in. Sure, it’s just a field at first, but that field would be the scariest place in the universe if you just instantaneously found yourself there after talking to a cop.

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Tomorrowland Images And Plot Details Open Up The Mystery Box

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TomorrowlandSince the very beginning, Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland has been a project shrouded in mystery. We’ve had a vague idea of what he story entails, as well as who most of the primary players involved are, but aside from that, Disney has kept a tight lid on this one. But now we have a few official stills from the movie, and Bird and writer Damon Lindelof have shared a few additional details about the story and what the overall film looks like.

The larger story plays into the mythos and legend of Walt Disney, who was notorious for his fascination with all things futuristic. Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Lindelof compares Tomorrowland to another visionary franchise, Harry Potter. He says:

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Damon Lindelof Will Script A Lost-Themed Episode Of Phineas And Ferb

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phineas ferbIf you’ve been watching HBO’s hyper-depressing series The Leftovers, you might be under the impression that writer/producer Damon Lindelof has somehow completely lost track of what happiness is, and that maybe his Internet anti-fanbase had bored a hole inside his brain. Of course, that isn’t actually the case, and Lindelof is heading to one of the brightest and silliest places on TV for an upcoming project, as he’ll be writing a special episode of Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb. The really crazy part? It’ll be a tribute to Lost.

No air date has been set for the episode, but it will air this fall. Titled “Lost in Danville,” this story centers on the titular stepbrothers as they stumble upon a locked capsule that suddenly and inexplicably appears in their backyard. I’m sure they’ll just call in some authority figure and get things taken care of in a responsible manner. That’s the kind of plotline that has made the animated series a hit with both children and adults, right?

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Damon Lindelof On The Lessons Of Lost, Applied To The Leftovers

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LeftoversIt’s never a good sign when you’re promoting your new show by swearing it won’t end like your previous show. But that’s exactly what we’re hearing from Lost’s Damon Lindelof, who seems eager to convince everybody — most of all himself — that we won’t be setting ourselves up for disappointment if we tune into his upcoming HBO series The Leftovers. After all, his new show definitely shares some data points with his old one: it’s got a compelling central mystery, it will explore the interplay between faith and reason, and it will live or die both on how it explores that mystery and in how well it makes us care about the people in the midst of it. Lost did one of those things very well, and the other — depending on who you ask — not so much. So, in taking on The Leftovers, will Damon Lindelof be able to evolve from the lessons of Lost? He certainly hopes so.

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The Leftovers Teaser Offers More Mysterious Thrills And Justin Theroux’s Sweaty Body

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The Living Reminders sounds a lot like a shoegaze band that just played at Coachella, but it’s actually the self-appointed name for members of the Guilty Remnant cult in HBO’s upcoming drama The Leftovers. But unlike the majority of cults that just want to time death with some momentous event, the Guilty Remnant was born of such an event, and its devotees are into survival. You don’t really get a lot of that from The Leftovers‘ second teaser, but their threatening presence is felt through the insanity that hits in the final seconds. Of course, given it was partly created by genre stalwart Damon Lindelof (and Tom Perrotta, the author of the 2011 novel this series is based on), that probably means we’ll find out that all the missing people are either on an island or a distant planet with Michael Fassbender.

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Damon Lindelof On The Breaking Bad Finale And Coming To Terms With Lost

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lostA few days ago, the series finale of Breaking Bad broke ratings records on AMC. The finale was five years in the making, as every episode of the hit TV series seemed to be leading to the final moments of the episode. For the most part, series creator Vince Gilligan stuck the landing on one of the most highly regarded TV shows of the past decade. The last time a series finale gained the attention of so many viewers was the end of Lost on ABC. While the series finale of Lost was polarizing, to say the least, many viewers couldn’t help but be angry at Lost showrunner Damon Lindelof all over again after Breaking Bad‘s finale succeeded in all the ways they thought Lost‘s final episode did not.

Moments after the Breaking Bad finale aired, fans began lashing out at Lindelof via Twitter. Keep in mind, Lost ended three years ago in 2010, so it really goes to show that some people just can’t let that show’s controversial finale go. The Internet trolling was so bad that Lindelof penned a guest column on The Hollywood Reporter to clear the air about the series finale of Lost, and to congratulate Vince Gilligan for a job well done on Breaking Bad.