Arriving in 2015, the Disney sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland has remained a fairly secretive project ever since it was announced back in /brad-bird-set-to-direct-1952/May 2012, and that hasn't changed since filming began. Star George Clooney recently teased some new details directly from the set during an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Reddit to support his upcoming period drama The Monuments Men.
While Tomorrowland is shourded in mystery, we do know that the actor will be playing a 'former boy-genius inventor' who has become disillusioned with the advancement of the human race. A young teenage girl (Britt Robertson) reignites his passion for science, and together, they seek out what has become known as Tomorrowland, which may or may not have anything to do with the Disney Parks attraction.
While the actor couldn't offer any real story details, he did talk about the shooting process, and gave high praise to his director Brad Bird, a man making only his second live-action feature after 2011's Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol and a string of well-receieved animated features including The Iron Giant and Pixar's Ratatouille.
Here's what George Clooney had to say:
"I'm on set and literally have a harness on right now. I was late, because right before I was hanging from about 30 feet over four different blue screens. So as we're talking now there are all these wires and contraptions hanging off of me. It's really, really, really good and Brad's a wonderful director, and a wonderful guy with a wild imagination. And if I don't screw it up it'll be a terrific film. Everybody's really good in it. Anyway, you always have to be careful what you say about these films so I don't want to sort of ruin it by telling you that everyone dies in the end. Oops, I've said too much.
It is suspected that much of Tomorrowland will be shot against blue screen, which suggests that this will be a fully realized world all its own. You can catch George Clooney in theaters next week when The Monuments Men opens nationwide.