Yes, as in the Disneyland theme park’s Tomorrowland, home to Space Mountain, Star Tours, and Pizza Port blasters game. Following in the footsteps of the 2003 flop Haunted Manion and the mega franchise Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney is using part of their theme park as the basis for a brand new action movie, starring none other than George Clooney.
Our friends at Entertainment Weekly have reported the flick was initially called 1952 but the films creators recently revealed the name change to Tomorrowland. Who are the mysterious masterminds behind Tomorrowland you ask? Why director Brad Bird and writers Damon Lindelof and Jeff ‘Doc’ Jensen, of course! Don’t quite recognize those names? Lindelof is known for his work on Prometheus, Aliens & Cowboys and the highly anticipated upcoming films, World War Z and Star Trek: Into Darkness. Jensen currently works as an Entertainment Weekly staff writer and is most known for his insight and theories regarding ABC’s hit show, LOST. Bird was the director of Iron Giant, The Incredibles, and Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol and will also lend his writing talent to Tomorrowland.
Bird and Lindelof started teasing details about the movie via Twitter. Both posted a photo of an open briefcase and the cryptic caption “1952.” Before any plot details were released, enthusiasts began speculating what the movie could possibly be about. Some theories included 1952 as a working title for Star Wars: Episode VII or a movie about the creation of the Disneyland theme park, which opened in 1955. We now know the movie is based on the Disneyland property Tomorrowland, but that’s about all we know.
While details on Tomorrowland are still very hush hush, we DO know it will be a live-action adventure starring the world’s most eligible bachelor and will hit theaters on December 19th, 2014.
Take a peak inside the briefcase and see if you come up with any potential plot theories for yourself: