May 22, 2015 (Theatrical)
Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird
George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy
A young girl and a frazzled inventor travel to a place in between time and space.
Why You Should Care About Tomorrowland
Tomorrowland is directed and co-written by Brad Bird, the guy who brought us The Iron Giant and The Incredibles. He also made his live-action directorial debut with Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, arguably the best entry within that particular franchise. In other words, this guy knows how to craft visually impressive pop-cinema.
The other writer behind this project is Damon Lindelof, a name that should be immediately familiar with fans of the (sort of) sci-fi TV epic Lost. Lindelof also helped develop the screenplays for Star Trek Into Darkness, Prometheus, and Cowboys and Aliens. His contributions are a little polarizing (especially on Internet comment boards), but there’s no denying the fact that this guy knows how to weave an interesting story.
George Clooney and Hugh Laurie
Clooney has a midas touch when it comes to films he’s in, even when they aren’t particularly good ones (Oceans 12, anyone?). And Laurie is an incredibly gifted actor (and blues singer!) who needs to be in more movies. Having these two co-star alongside one another is going to be incredibly compelling to watch, even if the movie itself isn’t all that great. But…
It probably will be great.
Sure, Tomorrowland is based off of a Disneyland theme park attraction–film source material without the greatest track record (with the lone exception of the first Pirates of the Caribbean). But there’s just too much raw talent here for the project to be another disaster like The Haunted Mansion.
Tomorrowland Teaser Trailer