Watch The New Trailer For Disney's 'Tomorrowland' Starring George Clooney
Disney dropped its first trailer for sci-fi-fantasy Tomorrowland today, and they're calling it Harry Potter for science nerds.
George Clooney's silky smooth voice narrates the teaser, where we see Under the Dome's Britt Robertson as the protagonist of the film set in a futuristic world (loosely based on the amusement park's themed world). Up until recently, much of the project has been kept hush-hush.
“What Hogwarts is to magic, Tomorrowland is to science: They are both easy to find if you are a wizard and very difficult to find if you’re a Muggle,” Tomorrowland screenwriter Damon Lindelof (Prometheus) told Entertainment Weekly. “Walt Disney is not a character in our movie, but he is referenced as having some involvement in this mysterious place called Tomorrowland, as a huge futurist and aficionado of space travel, rocketry, cities of the future, and space travel."
Robertson portrays Casey Newton, a girl from Florida who finds a magical pin that gives her the ability to transport to a different world. She meets jaded, shut-in scientist Frank Walker (Clooney), and together they unearth more about this enigmatic world. He tells her in the trailer, "What if there was a place, a secret place, where nothing was impossible, a miraculous place where you could actually change the world? You wanna go?"
We're excited that we'll also see Hugh Laurie in the film as well as other key actors like Raffey Cassidy, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Tim McGraw and Thomas Robinson.
Clooney surprised folks attending the Tomorrowland panel in New York's Comic-Con today by joining director-producer Brad Bird (The Incredibles, The Iron Giant, and Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol) and Lindelof on stage while they were giving a first look at the trailer. And in charming and comedic Clooney form, he told the crowd, "It’s good to see you all. If you guys need to know anything about the plot just ask me — everybody dies in the end."
Tomorrowland is expected to be released in theaters on May 22, 2015.