When Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof announced their secretive "1952" project at Disney, the duo naturally set off a ton of speculation surrounding the film's plot. When the studio officially announced it as "Tomorrowland," many assumed it would center around Walt Disney and perhaps the founding of Disneyland. However, Drew McWeeny has reportedly unearthed the film's true plot by revealing a logline that's making its rounds for casting calls.
According to this leaked information, "Tomorrowland" will center on "a teenage girl, a genius middle-aged man, and a pre-pubescent girl robot" who band together in an attempt to return to return to the alternate dimension known as Tomorrowland "in order to save the Earth."
McWeeny goes on to explain that Tomorrowland "appears to be a place where science has blown past the world we live in." Furthermore, when protagonist Frank Walker was a child, he "first encountered the promise of Tomorrowland at the 1964 World's Fair," where David Nix was "showing off his own work" and told Frank to return "when he was older and his inventions actually worked."
However, an 11 year old girl named Athena managed to sneak Frank into the alternate dimension, only to see him tossed out when Nix discovered his presence. Apparently, the film will center on the older Frank's attempt to return to a now dystopian Tomorrowland that has been ruled over by the "corrupt" Nix for several years.
The report indicates that George Clooney will inhabit the role of the older Frank, while Hugh Laurie will play Nix, the film's antagonist. Per McWeeny, there are other prominent roles as well, and the script supposedly features "interdimensional travel, human-looking robots, and a quest for revenge on the part of Frank," who has become "a bitter adult."
McWeeny is of course quick to note that this breakdown could be a bit of intentional misinformation, but, assuming it isn't, this is a far cry from the initial speculation surrounding the film. With "Tomrorowland" set for release at the end of 2014, expect more information and speculation to trickle out during the next few months.
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