New Tomorrowland: A World Beyond Trailer Online

Can you fix the future?

New Tomorrowland: A World Beyond Trailer Online

by James White |
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So far, Team Tomorrowland (or, to give the film its apparent full title,** Tomorrowland: A World Beyond**) has been cagey about revealing too much. Marketing demands mean they can’t obfuscate forever, so here comes the new trailer, with a burst of fresh footage, which you might want to avoid if you're trying to stay totally spoiler-free.

Tomorrowland finds troubled young woman Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) getting out of her latest scrape with the law. But among her personal belongings is a token she doesn’t recognise. And when she touches it, she’s instantly transported to a place she’s never been.

Confused by what’s happening, she does a little digging and seeks out the one person who might know a lot more about it, Frank Walker (George Clooney), a man known more for being a failed inventor than anything. When she turns up at his isolated house, she learns he’s a whole lot more than that, and that he’s been waiting for someone like her.

Soon, dark, militaristic forces are closing in, and Frank must help Casey get to the one place he thinks she can do the most help: Tomorrowland. But can she fix the future? And what part does the mysterious David Nix (Hugh Laurie) play?

Hitting a Facebook Q&A around the film to launch the trailer, Director Brad Bird says that he was “not inspired by old science fiction as much as I was inspired by how the future used to be seen in contrast to how it's seen today.” It’s supposedly a reaction to the darker, dystopian futures we’ve been seeing, and that the design of Tomorrowland itself draws from the titular theme park area. Oh, and that Hugh Laurie was cast mostly because he could go head to heads with Clooney as another all-time great TV doctor (they can't all be serious answers). For more from the Q&A, head here.

With Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Pierce Gagnon and Keegan-Michael Key among the cast, and Bird directing from a script by Damon Lindelof and Jeff Jensen, Tomorrowland: A World Beyond is out here on May 22. Be ready.

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