Sunday, 26 April 2015

Tomorrowland featurette explores Walt Disney's future visions

Walt Disney Pictures have recently released a new featurette for Brad Bird's (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) Tomorrowland: A World Beyond, which explores the history of Walt Disney and his team of Imagineers' visions for the future





Taking inspiration from Walt Disney's ideas for future societies and urban development, Tomorrowland pushes the concept of the Epcot (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) found as part of Walt Disney World Resort spread in Florida to a fantastical, fictional degree, and stirs in a host of other science fiction inspirations.

The film follows Casey Newton (Britt Robertson), a troubled young woman who is getting out of a police lock up. Included among the personal items returned to her is a mysterious pin she doesn't recognise – one that appears able to transport her to the titular world, a place where, so we're told, "nothing is impossible."

Confused by what is happening, she seeks out the one person who might know a lot more about it, Frank Walker (George Clooney), a man known more for being a failed inventor than anything. When she turns up at his isolated house, she quickly learns he has a whole lot more than that, and that he has been waiting for someone like her.

Soon, dark, militaristic forces are closing in, and Frank must help Casey get to the one place he thinks she can do the most help – Tomorrowland. But can she fix the future? And what part does the mysterious David Nix (Hugh Laurie) play?

Tomorrowland, which also stars Judy Greer (Carrie), Kathryn Hahn (The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty), Hugh Laurie (House M.D.), Pierce Gagnon (Looper) and Keegan-Michael Key (Let's Be Cops), arrives in the UK on 22 May.




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