George Clooney Talks about TOMORROWLAND, Blue Screens, and Hanging from Wires

     January 28, 2014


Brad Bird‘s Tomorrowland is shrouded in mystery mostly because it has the audacity to be an original screenplay that’s steeped in Disney history, but isn’t based on any particular piece, nor does it take place in any Disneyland park.  And the official synopsis raises more questions than it answers:  “Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as ‘Tomorrowland.'” So any scrap of news is worth filing away, and star George Clooney briefly provided some info about the upcoming project.

Hit the jump for what he had to say.  The film also stars Britt Robertson, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, and Hugh LaurieTomorrowland opens May 22, 2015.

During a Reddit AMA, Clooney was asked about the picture, and replied:

“I literally have a harness on and I’ve been hanging from 30 ft from 4 different blue screens and literally as we are talking they are all staring at me because I had to get down to do this. I have all these wire hanging off of me….Brad is a really good guy with a wild imagination. If I don’t screw it up it will be a great film. You have to be careful what you say because everything is top secret, so I don’t want to ruin it by telling you that everyone dies in the end.”

So it’s not particularly revelatory that a summer blockbuster will have CGI special effects, but it still sounds fun.  Also, I suppose he doesn’t mind being back in a rig after all the craziness inflicted upon him for Gravity.


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