'Tomorrowland': EW preview
STARRING George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie
DIRECTED BY Brad Bird
RELEASE DATE May 22
Tomorrowland is a futuristic utopia where the best and brightest unleash their imaginations. It was the great project of a secret society founded by Gustave Eiffel, Jules Verne, Nikola Tesla, and Thomas Edison at an 1889 world’s fair in Paris. Fast-forward to 2015: Thanks to an enchanted pin, a teenager named Casey (Britt Robertson) catches a glimpse of the place and wants a second look. So she seeks out a reclusive inventor (George Clooney) who visited long ago but is now persona non grata. Can they go back?
Only if they can find it. “Tomorrowland is designed in such a way that it cannot be discovered by people who are not in possession of an invite,” says Damon Lindelof (Star Trek Into Darkness), who wrote the script with director Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol). (EW TV critic Jeff Jensen has a story credit.) While we wait for our official summons, Bird, Lindelof, and production designer Scott Chambliss walk us through three key scenes.