Up until this point, very little has been known about Tomorrowland, the Brad Bird-directed and Damon Lindeloff-penned film that’s set to debut next summer, but now The Walt Disney Studios has revealed the first official images (via Entertainment Weekly) for the film.
“What Hogwarts is to magic, Tomorrowland is to science: They are both easy to find if you are a wizard and very difficult to find if you’re a Muggle,’ Lindelof says of the film. ‘Walt Disney is not a character in our movie, but he is referenced as having some involvement in this mysterious place called Tomorrowland, as a huge futurist and aficionado of space travel, rocketry, cities of the future, and space travel.”
The outlet also offers our first bit of info about the film’s plot, which they say is kick-started when Casey Newton (played by Britt Robertson) finds a mysterious pin, which when touched reveals the place known as “Tomorrowland.”
“There is a piece of technology in this pin, it’s the kind of old-school pin you would wear on your lapel, and when you make physical contact with it, you have the illusion of being physically transported to another world, and thats how Casey gets her first glimpse of Tomorrowland,” Lindelof says.“She is a Muggle who accidentally wanders across Platform 9 ¾ and sees something she probably shouldn’t have.”
“At first when she experiences this thing, she’s not sure if its real or not,” Bird says. “It’s kind of like being hit by a dream and not sure whether the dream was a dream or real.”
Bird also opened up about George Clooney’s character in the film named Frank Walker, a hermit and failed inventor.
“He’s at this farmhouse, and it’s probably the house he’s grown up in. He hasn’t done anything to it. He’s done tech stuff inside it, but it’s not a super cool bachelor pad. It’s more like a guy who is retreating when something didn’t go well… There’s something about George, you can see the wheels turning in his eyes, and he reads as somebody who is very principled. He seems like a very pragmatic guy who also dreams, but he’s not flighty. There’s an integrity to him that you feel.”
Check out the first official images, along with a fresh piece of concept art, below!
Set to hit theaters on May 22, 2015, the Disney mystery adventure also stars Hugh Laurie,Raffey Cassidy, Thomas Robinson and Kathryn Hahn.