A potential plotline for Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof's mysterious Tomorrowland movie is one part AI and two parts Brave New World. The movie, inspired by a box of random Disney World memorabilia from 1952 has had us all fairly befuddled. What does a box of crap have to do with Lindelof and Bird? What does it all mean? Why can't Disney force Bird to direct the Star Wars movie?
Just recently, Disney World historian Jim Hill dreamed up a completely fascinating theory for Tomorrowland centered around a mid-1950s UFO conspiracy when, "the U.S. government supposedly approached Walt Disney and then asked for his help in producing a TV show that would eventually be used to break the news to the American public that UFOS are real." Which sounds completely rad.
But today Hitfix stepped up with their own Tomorrowland scoop, debunking the intriguing UFO conspiracy and replacing it with an even crazier scheme. Based on the fairly reliable leaked information from a Hollywood agency, here is the alleged official plot of Tomorrowland:
"A teenage girl, a genius middle-aged man (who was kicked out of Tomorrowland) and a pre-pubescent girl robot attempt to get to and unravel what happened to Tomorrowland, which exists in an alternative dimension, in order to save Earth."
But wait there's more! According to Hitfix, Walt Disney's dream of Tomorrowland is fully realized in this flick and run by the evil David Nix (played by Hugh Laurie). Nix and the main character, Frank Walker, have a run-in during the 1964 World's Fair. There, Walker tries to impress Nix with his various inventions, hoping to garner a spot in his Tomorrowland world. Nix rebuffs the young inventor and tells him to come back when his gadgets actually work. But a young girl takes pity on Walker and sneaks him into the future world. We're assuming this action of sneaking people into Tomorrowland includes jumping from our Earthly dimension to the Tomorrowland dimension, which should be interesting to see explained with the mid-century twist. In this bright, shining, future world, Walker falls in love with the young girl Athena, who is actually an android. We're not sure how much time Walker gets to spend keeping up with the Jetsons, but eventually Nix discovers Walker and throws him out of Tomorrowland.
The film then jumps ahead many years after Walker's banishment. He's an older man now and played by George Clooney. Meanwhile, Tomorrowland has suffered greatly under the rule of Nix. Every creative thinker in Tomorrowland has been kicked out, just like Walker. Someway, somehow Walker partners up with the young genius Casey and his old robot flame Athena (still trapped in her young robot face) to take down Nix and his corrupt Tomorrowland.
There's a ton of more details at Hitfix which you should head over to and read immediately for details on Walker's psyche and the feel-good message Bird will no doubt infuse inside this picture. But overall, that's the gist. So what do you think? Robot kids and George Clooney fight House? We could be down.