Let the speculation
begin continue! With director Brad Bird tweeting out last week a peek at the box of material that helped inspire his upcoming movie, an official new title will also stir the rumor machine a little more.
Disney has officially announced that the project formerly known as “1952” is now titled “Tomorrowland,” which also happens to be the name of a major Disneyland attraction. Coincidence? We doubt it. Here’s the press release:
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.
All that’s known so far — besides the involvement of star George Clooney and screenwriter Damon Lindelof — is that the movie is a “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind“-esque story, inspired by material from the archives of WED Enterprises, Walt Disney‘s personal development lab (which later became the Imagineering section of the company). While Lindelof was poking aroud, he came across a box labelled “That Darn Cat!” that had been crossed off and written over with “1952,” and inside was a bunch of material for a proposed movie about alien contact (see above).
Anyway, we’ll find out what it all means on December 19, 2014 but feel free to share your guess below.