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Brad Bird’s 1952, his mysterious project at Disney, is still mysterious, but it now has a new title: Tomorrowland. The title was announced on Monday, as was a 2014 release date for the project.
Tomorrowland is Brad Bird’s follow-up to Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and his first project with Disney since Pixar’s Ratatouille. According to Entertainment Weekly, the project is being written with Damon Lindelof (Prometheus) and EW’s Jeff Jensen. George Clooney will also star, but any other details remain unknown.
The Box... opened. twitter.com/BradBirdA113/s…
— Brad Bird (@BradBirdA113) January 24, 2013
Bird tweeted a teaser image, confirming that something big would be announced soon. The image showed a trunk full of artifacts that inspired the film, including an image of Buck Rogers and a copy of Model Research: The National Advisory Committee For Aeronautics 1918-1958 by Alex Roland.
Lindelof also confirmed one thing: it’s not about aliens.
We won't tell you what it's about (yet), but we will tell you what it's NOT about.And that would be ALIENS.#Tomorrowland
— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) January 28, 2013
Disney has scheduled Tomorrowland for a Dec. 19, 2014 release.