Walt Disney Pictures’ Tomorrowland is one of the 2015 Summer Movie Season’s dark horse contenders to hit it big at the box office – at least, when compared to its big-budget competition, such as Avengers: Age of Ultron and Jurassic World. Thus far, the trailers for Brad Bird’s sci-fi/fantasy adventure have been relatively low-key, in terms of what they’ve shown; that might change next week, though, when the second theatrical preview for Bird’s film drops online.
Tomorrowland, for those just tuning in, stars Britt Robertson (Under the Dome) as Casey Newton, a science-loving teenager who inadvertently discovers the existence of the film’s namesake: a mysterious world that exists outside the realms of our everyday reality. George Clooney costars as Frank Walker, a jaded but brilliant inventor who (eventually) agrees to help Casey learn more about the place known as Tomorrowland – a place that Frank once visited, many years ago…
Bird co-wrote the Tomorrowland script with EW contributor (and Lost enthusiast) Jeff Jensen and Prometheus co-writer Damon Lindelof (also a former Lost co-showrunner). The project was inspired not just by the eponymous Disney theme park attraction, but also the actual history behind Disneyland and what fueled Walt Disney’s vision of such a fantastical futuristic world. In other words, Tomorrowland is shaping up to be more interesting and complex than the “park ride movie adaptation” label implies.
The Mouse House has announced (via the official Tomorrowland Facebook page) that the film’s second theatrical trailer will debut online next Monday, March 9th, at 10:30 a.m. PT, following a live Q&A with Bird and Lindelof taking questions about the film. In the meantime, we can offer a new poster for the movie – one that appears to show both young and old Frank, standing in the yellow-grain fields of Tomorrowland (where Casey is transported in the Tomorrowland teaser trailer).
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Marketing for Tomorrowland has been primarily focused on building up interest in the eventual reveal of the movie’s effects-heavy setting and action. However, the footage shown during the 2014 New York Comic-Con – which you can listen to our editors describe in detail – was very much on the level of Bird’s animated The Incredibles and live-action Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, when it came to blending creative action set piece designs, thrills, and humor. So, there’s reason to think the final payoff will be worth all the setup.
Rounding out the cast of Tomorrowland are such names as Hugh Laurie (House, M.D.), Judy Greer (Archer, Married), Kathryn Hahn (Parks and Recreation, Transparent), and Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele), as well as Raffey Cassidy (Snow White and the Huntsman). Be sure and check back here on Monday, when the full new trailer for the film arrives!
Tomorrowland opens in U.S. theaters on May 22nd, 2015.
Source: Walt Disney Pictures