There are several Disney films based on amusement park attractions – and several Disneyland attractions based on films. In the park’s Tomorrowland, movie-based rides include Star Tours, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage and Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters.
For the first time, Disney is giving an entire land – Tomorrowland – the cinematic treatment. And this leaves questions. With ride-based films such as Pirates of the Caribbean, it was easy to guess what the film would be about, but the setting and plot are more of a mystery here. Will the movie set on Space Mountain? Will there be an Autopia? Disney is keeping many details under wraps until the film is released May 22 and seems to be playing with the sense of mystery.
Damon Lindelof, who knows a thing or two about mysteries from his years doing Lost, co-wrote the screenplay with Brad Bird, the man behind The Incredibles. The two have created a mystery-adventure tale where a teenage girl (played by Britt Robertson) meets a rather cynical scientist (George Clooney), and goes with him on a dangerous journey to an unusual, magical place known as Tomorrowland. The PG-rated live-action film also stars Hugh Laurie, Tim McGraw and Keegan-Michael Key.