Anything that Brad Bird does, I’m going to take part in it. His latest project, Tomorrowland, that he’s partnering up with Damon Lindelof with, sound like it’s shaping up to be another masterpiece. Up until now, we haven’t had much information on the film; but today, we learn from Drew McWeeny at Hitflix, has some news on the plot of Tomorrowland.

McWeeny went on to talk about, “the official description that’s being used 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.”

He also went on to drop a LOT of other plot details on who Hugh Laurie and George Clooney‘s characters will be. Check out the incredible details below.


“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…

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.”

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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.”

After reading this news, I can’t help but get even more excited for this project. Robots, amusement parks, Clooney, and Brad Bird!? If they only added some vampires, it would probably be the best movie of all time. This one at least sounds, second best. As more Tomorrowland news comes in, we’ll keep you posted here at DFAT!