First 'Tomorrowland' Plot Details RevealedJacob Hall |
Everything we've heard about Brad Bird's 'Tomorrowland' has been speculation. The George Clooney-starring, Damon Lindelof-scripted project has been under tight lock and key and with plot details scarce, everyone all over the internet has made their guess about what its about, with theories ranging from Walt Disney to UFOs. Now, it looks like the first actual plot details have emerged!
The news comes from Drew McWeeny over at HitFix, who saw the sheer amount of incorrect speculation surround the movie and decided to set the record straight (because, he argues, inaccurate expectations can kill a film). According to him, here's the unofficial logline that's been making its way around the various agencies in Los Angeles as casting and pre-production continues:
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.
That all sounds very vague, but McWeeny sheds some light on a few more details:
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.
He goes into more detail at the link above (including who Hugh Laurie will be playing in the film), but if this is indeed the true plot of 'Tomorrowland', it's completely different than what anyone on the internet was predicting. And that's a good thing, right? Because who wouldn't want to see a bonkers science fiction movie about robots and dimension hopping written by one of the minds behind 'Lost' and starring the always great George Clooney? The mere involvement of Bird alone should get most film fans excited.
What do you think? Does 'Tomorrowland' sound like something you'd want to see?