Disney recently announced that "Tomorrowland" has begun principal photography in Vancouver. The somewhat secretive project stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, and Britt Robertson(from the television series Under the Dome), and is directed by Brad Bird("Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"). While many cast members have been announced, it is still unclear whose character shoes they will be filling.
Bird penned the screenplay with Damon Lindelof(TV's LOST, "Prometheus"), and the two are producing the film alongside Jeffrey Chernov("Star Trek Into Darkness"). "Tomorrowland" tells the story of a teenager and an inventor who set out on a quest to a place that exists someplace in the space-time continuum, known aptly as 'Tomorrowland.' VFX producer Tom Peitzman(the aforementioned 'Ghost Protocol', "Alice in Wonderland") will serve as co-producer. Oscar nominee Jeffrey Kurland("Bullets Over Broadway") and Oscar winner Claudio Miranda("Life of Pi") will contribute as costume designer and director of photography, respectively.
The last time Brad Bird directed a film for Disney, he struck gold with "Ratatouille." Three years prior, he knocked out the animated competition with another Pixar flick, "The Incredibles." Moviegoers will have to wait until December 12, 2014 to see if the director's next collaboration with the studio powerhouse can match the previous winners.
George Clooney's next big-screen appearance will be in Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" on October 4. He also directs and stars in "The Monuments Men", which hits theaters in December.
Hugh Laurie has musical chops to complement his acting ones. The Golden Globe-winning actor(House M.D.) released his second blues album this spring. He recently appeared on The Colbert Report to promote the disc.