Trailering Full Tomorrowland from Brad Bird

Watch the full trailer for Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland (May 22), in which George Clooney and Britt Robertson try to save the future from Hugh Laurie.

I’ve always thought Tomorrowland was a disguised version of the rivalry between genius inventors Thomas Edison and Nokola Tesla about the future of electricity. This might be as close as we get to such a dramatization. It looks like Bird and Damon Lindelof  (with story assistance from EW’s Jeff Jensen) have resurrected an ode to the spirit of 20th century invention and idealism. Plus there’s a hint of Atlas Shrugged. The VFX from ILM looks very cool as well.

A Facebook Q&A with Bird and Lindeloff offered these insights:

Bird: I was not inspired by old science fiction as much as I was inspired by how the future used to be seen in contrast to how it’s seen today.

Lindelof: This movie is really a reaction to dystopic sci-fi… as much as I love that stuff, we really wanted to explore what happened to our jetpacks!

Bird: If each film is a creature this film was a very finicky creature. The line between too much information and not enough was razor thin.

Lindelof: Brad turned me on to some of the classic Tomorrowland attractions like “Carousel of Progress.” The way the future was viewed from the past was really intriguing to us.


Posted on by Bill Desowitz in Animation, Below the Line, Movies, previs, Tech, Trailers, VFX, Virtual Production

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