Brad Bird's new movie is called "Tomorrowland"

A terse Disney press release announced yesterday that the new Brad Bird movie will be called "Tomorrowland," and star George Clooney. It's not clear what it'll be about, but I have hopes for something gloriously, Gerbackianally retrofuturistic.

The Walt Disney Studios has announced that its live-action release previously known as 1952 will be titled Tomorrowland. The film will be released domestically on December 19, 2014. George Clooney (The Descendants) is set to star.

Tomorrowland is written by Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird from a concept by Lindelof and Jeff Jensen. Lindelof (Star Trek, Lost, Prometheus) will produce and Bird (The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) will produce and direct.

Brad Bird’s movie now titled Tomorrowland


  1. I don’t like where this is going.

    √ Pirates of the Caribbean movie (x5)
    √ Haunted Mansion
    √ Country Bears Jamboree
    √ New Haunted Mansion movie created in the hopes that nobody remembered that first awful Haunted Mansion movie
    √ Tomorrowland
    _ It’s a Small World
    _ Indiana Jones: the Ride: The Movie

    1. The big difference is that one of these has Brad Bird. The others do not. If you don’t know who Brad Bird is then go watch The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, or Ratatouille.

    2. Please let the “It’s a Small World” movie be about the children of the world becoming a creepy hive mind with Village-of-the-Damned style powers.

      1. It’s a world of slaughter, a world of tears
        it’s a world of horror and a world of fear
        theres so much that we share
        now we’re collectively aware
        its our small world after all…

  2. I know!  Next it’ll be Dumbo and Wind in the Willows! ;)

    This one has promise, especially if they do a whole retro-future kind of vibe.

    Hmm… Cory posting the movie stuff … What happened to… hey wait a minute! 

  3. This is not what it will be about, I am almost certain.   But I think it could make an awesome movie with that title (or maybe a TV series)

    It’s 1952… the US is in the middle of the Korean War.  Integration has not yet begun in schools.  Computers still filled a room.  Rock and Roll is still ‘new’.  Television is watched on black and white screens.  And the 21st century is so far away that most people don’t even bother to think about it..

    Until one day time is punctured, and 2013 (or 2014 or whenever the movie’s out) Pasadena (or other city of choice) replaces its 1952 counterpart.  Suddenly there’s a city full of people from the future, carrying iPads and driving electric cars who are shocked at the rest of the world regressing 60 years in an instant.  And who’ll have to figure out a way to live side-by-side with their own past when it doesn’t look like there’s a way back.  They have become Tomorrowland, and the rest of the century is up for grabs…

    (Yeah, I know books have often explored similar general premises, with slightly different setups or year gaps, but I think this could be cool too)

  4. Surely it should be Gernsbackianally. 
    Additionally, no matter how you spell it, that’s clearly among the best sorts of retrofuturism.

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