In a little more than a week, audiences across the globe will journey to Tomorrowland, a magical, futuristic utopia where Earth’s best and brightest unleash their wildest imaginations. But Britt Robertson (Under the Dome) is going to get there first in three new clips and two b-roll videos from director Brad Bird’s (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, The Incredibles) latest movie.
The first clip above introduces protagonist Casey Newton (Robertson), who, after being released from detainment, is given a small, circular pin with a T inscribed on it. Whenever she touches the pin, she catches glimpses of Tomorrowland (which no one but her can see), starting Casey off on an extraordinary adventure through time and space.
Not much is actually known about the movie Tomorrowland, since its story by Bird and Damon Lindelof (Lost) has been shrouded in secrecy from the time of its very first announcement. The movie originally went under the name 1952 during production, but its current title comes from Disney theme park’s futuristic land of the same name.
Inspired by Walt Disney’s version of what the future could hold, Tomorrowland at Disney is supposed to be a place that encompasses the pinnacle of human achievements. In Tomorrowland, imagination, technology and exploration are rewarded, as people are more interested in creating a beautiful tomorrow than they are in giving into war, greed and other such things.
But of course, everything is not perfect in Tomorrowland, because if it was, well, there wouldn’t be a story. In the second clip, Casey goes to visit jaded inventor Frank Walker (George Clooney) and asks him to actually take her to Tomorrowland. He refuses, but when a group of human-like robots come looking for them, Frank is forced to employ a number of different booby traps to escape.
A previous teaser trailer shows the two of them finally getting into an old bathtub, which then becomes a rocket and shoots them to safety.
And the third and final clip takes viewers on an impressive tour through Tomorrowland courtesy of a jetpack. Clooney’s Frank is now a grown man, but in this video he’s a kid again, enjoying his jetpack ride through the futuristic city for the very first time.
The two b-roll clips (above) give us more glimpses at what to expect when the movie opens next week. There’s a few more shots of young Frank working on his jetpack and, in much happier times, visiting Tomorrowland and becoming friendly with the locals. Hugh Laurie (House) plays David Nix, who, as we see, was once a friend of Frank’s before becoming leader of the futuristic utopia. He’s now the villain of the story, though he and the young girl Athena (Raffey Cassidy) don’t seem to have aged.
Tomorrowland promises to be a quirky, fun action-movie for adults and kids alike. There’s a lot to digest in these new clips, but it’s still hard to say what the movie will be like in full. Having said that, it seems that Bird has indeed brought Disney’s Tomorrowland to life with lovable characters, beautiful music as well as gorgeous cinematography.
What do you think, Screen Rant readers? Will you be taking the journey to Tomorrowland? What do you think of the movie from these clips and videos? Let us know in the comments.
Tomorrowland will premiere in theaters on May 22, 2015.