Secrecy has shrouded Brad Pitt and George Clooney’s upcoming project, a live-action film directed by Brad Bird. Movie fans know a few other factoids: It’s written by Damon Lindelof (“Lost”) and Bird. Jeff Jensen, a senior writer for Entertainment Weekly, helped with the story. And the movie is called “1952.”
Or, rather, it was called “1952.”
The flick, scheduled to come out next December, is now called “Tomorrowland.” Again, no one really knows what the heck it’s about, though EW.com’s Anthony Breznican does provide some clues.
1.) Since this is a Disney project, it’s a safe bet that the movie will invoke the Disneyland attraction in some way. “The company has been trying for a decade to create more film projects off of its Disneyland and Walt Disney World properties, sometimes to great success, such as with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, and sometimes less so,” Breznican writes.
That gives me faith in my unsold screenplay: “Snack Bar: The Movie.” The hero’s name is Orange Julius. It can’t miss. Six Flags and Disney, start your bidding.
2.) What’s in the box? Bird and Lindelof went on Twitter last week, where they posted images of an archives box from Walt Disney Productions labeled “1952.” Click here to see what was inside.
Personally, I think it’d be great if the movie was just Clooney and Pitt spending two hours going through the box before getting the objects appraised. It’d be just like “Storage Wars.” Clooney could play Barry Weiss in his sleep.
Bird’s version will probably be more exciting.
What do you think “Tomorrowland” is about? Leave your comments below.