Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’, starring George Clooney & Hugh Laurie, begins filming in Vancouver

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“Tomorrowland” begins shooting today in Vancouver, BC. The details about this movie began to be teased out this January, going under the code name, “1952.” As this synopsis indicates, there’s an interesting story here with a lot of potential for an excellent stand-alone or maybe another franchise:

Tomorrowland is a place where science has surpassed the world we live in now, where it has become the future. Frank Walker (George Clooney) has seen this Promised Land once, as an 11-year-old. But he was thrown out of it by the great inventor Frank Nix (Hugh Laurie). Before his removal, however, the young Frank was able to learn that the girl he had fallen in love with was actually a robot.

Now, as a broken man, Frank has to team up with a young girl named Casey to understand what happened at Tomorrowland in order to save the world.

And then there’s this other synopsis that is considered the official synopsis. Whether it’s a continuation of previous ideas or a whole different turn, who knows. It remains intriguing:

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor 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.”

Press release follows:

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

DISNEY’S “TOMORROWLAND” BEGINS FILMING IN VANCOUVER

STARRING ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER GEORGE CLOONEY, HUGH LAURIE, BRITT ROBERTSON, RAFFEY CASSIDY AND THOMAS ROBINSON

Burbank, Calif. (Aug. 26, 2013) —Principal photography has begun on Disney’s mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring two-time Academy Award® winner George Clooney (“Michael Clayton,” “Syriana”), Hugh Laurie (“Monsters vs. Aliens,” “Arthur Christmas”), Britt Robertson (“Under The Dome”), Raffey Cassidy (“Dark Shadows,” “Snow White and the Huntsman”) and Thomas Robinson (“The Switch”). The film is directed, produced and co-written by two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird (“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” “The Incredibles”). Damon Lindelof (“Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Prometheus”) and Jeffrey Chernov (“Star Trek,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”) are also producers. The screenplay is written by Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof from a story by Lindelof & Jeff Jensen and Brad Bird.

Jeff Jensen and John Walker (“The Incredibles”) will executive produce with Bernard Bellew (“Les Misérables,” “28 Weeks Later”) and Tom Peitzman, VFX producer (“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” “Alice in Wonderland”) serving as co-producers.

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor 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.”

Bird has gathered a great team behind the lens with Oscar® winning director of photography Claudio Miranda (“Life of Pi,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”), production designer Scott Chambliss (“Star Trek,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Cowboys & Aliens”), Oscar® nominated costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (“Inception,” “Ocean’s Eleven”) and Academy Award®-winning editor Walter Murch (“The English Patient,” “Cold Mountain”).

“Tomorrowland” will be released through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on December 12, 2014.

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