Sunday, February 16, 2014

News From Brad Bird's Tomorrowland

We've got some news from Brad Bird hyper mega secret film "Tomorrowland" and they're coming from the horse's mouth as it is Georges Clooney himself who answered recently to Reddit "Ask me anything" questions. 

Although Georges Clooney declined to reveal anything about Tomorrowland plot - supposed to be "a sci-fi mystery about two teens who set off to uncover a place in time and space that they both have memories of" - he said that he's pretty much always strapped into a harness: "I'm on set and literally have a harness on right now. I was late, because right before I was hanging from about 30 feet over four different blue screens. So as we’re talking now there are all these wires and contraptions hanging off of me. It’s really, really, really good and Brad Bird is a wonderful director, and a wonderful guy with a wild imagination. And if I don’t screw it up it’ll be a terrific film. Everybody’s really good in it. Anyway, you always have to be careful what you say about these films so I don’t want to sort of ruin it by telling you that everyone dies in the end. Oops, I've said too much."

I don't think that Clooney really meant that everybody will really die at the end of Tomorrowland and it was probably a joke but here is a bit more, also interesting, about the plot - but not from Clooney this time. The official synopsis is, as we know: "Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank — jaded by disillusionment — and Casey, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as Tomorrowland. What they must do there changes the world — and them — forever."

BUT HitFix has an exclusive scoop in the form of a very brief synopsis sent out to help assemble a cast: "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."

AND HitFix also added: 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.

"By the time we meet Frank in the film, he's much older, and George Clooney is set to play the part. Nix is the role that actor Hugh Laurie is signed for, and by the point the main story of the film kicks in, Nix has been the mayor of Tomorrowland for many years, and he's become rotten, corrupt. Athena, unchanged since Frank was a young man, plays a key role in the film, and the hero is a girl named Casey who has a quick scientific mind that becomes important as the story unfolds. Nix is a guy who values technical accomplishment over creative thinking, and when he throws Frank out of Tomorrowland, he's not alone. Every creative thinker is banished, allowing Nix to focus purely on aesthetics and technical advancement for its own sake.

There's interdimensional travel, human-looking robots, and a quest for revenge on the part of Frank. He is a bitter adult, and the film is not just about Casey's adventure, but also about Frank rediscovering the kid he used to be. It sounds like young Frank actually plays a decent-sized role in the film, so we may see both timelines play out to some extent."

Well, if Hit Fix is right it sounds that Tomorrowland will have a great story, which i'm sure it will have anyway as the movie is in good hands - Brad Bird hands.

Picture: copyright Disney

1 comment:

Marco Antonio Garcia said...

It looks very interesting! I just hope that when they finally arrive in Tomorrowland they don't find out that it's just an outdated, very thematically confusing and not very nice looking place...