In a day that’s already seen Disney bump Star Wars: Episode VII back a few months, Brad Bird’s latest film for the studio is also getting pushed back. Tomorrowland was originally scheduled to open in December 2014, but the official release date is now five months later as Disney has dropped in onto May 22nd, 2015.
This seems like a supreme vote of confidence by the mouse house as they are now opening the film a mere three weeks after Avengers: Age of Ultron. Not only that, but they are also placing it in an extremely crowded summer season, with Jurassic World, Terminator 5, James Bond 24 and Ant-Man also on the schedule, among others.
Bird scripted Tomorrowland along with Prometheus scribe Damon Lindelof. The film stars George Clooney and Hugh Laurie and rumors about the plot have been centered on a mysterious box of Disney paraphernalia that Lindelof and Bird brought to Disney’s D23 Expo. Furthermore, leaked photos from the set have given rise to the notion that it takes place in the fabled “hidden room” beneath Disney World’s “It’s a Small World” attraction.
The official plot synopsis doesn’t delve into any of that, unfortunately, but rather gives us an overall feeling of what the film will be like. Check it out below:
Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as “Tomorrowland.”
With only four feature films to date, Bird has made a name for himself (and won 2 Oscars in the process) as an original and hugely talented innovator and storyteller. I have no doubt that Tomorrowland will be something truly special and unique and giving the filmmaker some extra time to work on it can only be a good thing, right?
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