Following their announcement that Star Wars: Episode VII will be released in theatres on December 18th, 2015, Disney has bumped Brad Bird’s original sci-fi project Tomorrowland. Originally slated to arrive in theatres on December 12th of next year, the film will now be released on May 22nd, 2015.
While a release date shift could always be seen as a cause for concern, this shift may show that Disney has a lot of confidence in what director Brad Bird has in store. Surprisingly, this film isn’t a remake or an adaptation but it shares the same title of a theme park within the Magic Kingdom at Disney World. With George Clooney‘s star power along with a solid cast that includes Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Kathryn Hahn, and Judy Greer, this film should find an audience, or at least an audience that’s not in the theatre watching The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen (Britt Robertson) bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor (George Clooney) jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as Tomorrowland.
Tomorrowland will be Brad Bird’s second live-action effort following 2011’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Bird co-wrote the screenplay with Damon Lindelof (Prometheus, Star Trek Into Darkness, World War Z) and Jeff Jensen. Are you looking forward to this?