Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof are doing a great job at keeping everything Tomorrowland-related a secret. What do we know so far? Well, we know virtually nothing about it, because nothing has truly been ratified, except for Lindelof ‘s confirmation that it will not be about aliens, even though it had been widely reported that the storyline would revolve around the Disneyland attraction of the same name and UFOS. Doesn’t that sound silly? Nevertheless, it was a solid piece of information, and now it’s gone.
What are we certain of at this point? Will George Clooney for sure be in it? What about Hugh Laurie? Is it about science, or alternate dimensions? Maybe both? We simply don’t know. We’re surrounded by speculation and hearsay. There’s a rumor going around that the film will feature Clooney’s character (allegedly a middle-aged man with genius-level IQ) teaming up with a robot and a teenage girl in order to save Tomorrowland. Or destroy it. Or invade it? We can’t really tell for sure.
While the other parts are still shrouded in mystery (yes, I refuse to acknowledge Clooney’s casting until he comes out and says otherwise), we can tell you Brad Bird seems to have found his robot in British child actress Raffey Cassidy, who previously appeared in Snow White and the Huntsman. Whether she will play Blade Runner-esque android or just provide the voice for an Asimovian robot remains to be seen. They’re really taking some chances on this one though as this could be Cassidy’s first starring role.
Damon Lindelof’s projects are well-known for the secrecy surrounding them. Remember Lost? Prometheus? Yeah, that’s the kind of stuff we’re dealing with here. Brad Bird is an accomplished award-winning director whose work on the absolutely wonderful Ratatouille and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol speaks for itself, and I just can’t wait to see what he’s cooking up for Tomorrowland.
What do you think? Are you excited, or simply puzzled? Leave a comment below.
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