Your Walt Disney World Information Station
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Disney Movies, Music, TV, Theater & Books Discuss Tomorrowland...THE MOVIE! in the Miscellaneous Disney forums; This is from a Disney site but the interview is from the scifiwire.com website: Screenwriters Jon Lucas and Scott Moore told reporters that they have finished a draft of a ...
  1. #1
    disneyfanatic101's Avatar
    disneyfanatic101 is offline Trying to Get Back Into the Swing of Things!
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Hoosier State
    Posts
    9,268

    Exclamation Tomorrowland...THE MOVIE!

    This is from a Disney site but the interview is from the scifiwire.com website:

    Screenwriters Jon Lucas and Scott Moore told reporters that they have finished a draft of a script for Tommorrowland—the upcoming Disney sci-fi movie that will star Dwayne Johnson—and, like the theme park area for which it is named, it will posit a bright and shiny future.
    The writers participated in a group interview in Las Vegas on Sunday to promote The Hangover. The following Q&A features edited excerpts of the interview. Tomorrowland is eyeing a 2010 release.

    What are you guys working on writing?

    Moore: We’re working on a sort of sci-fi action comedy for Disney with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, which is called Tomorrowland. Disney had a ton of success with Pirates of the Caribbean, so this is their Pirates of the Caribbean in space.

    Lucas: There are meetings every now and again where you can see the gears turning. It’s like, “Well, if we had a mountain in this movie, it would be really easy to call this [Space Mountain].” Tomorrowland is actually a pretty cool title, even though that section of the [Disneyland/Disney World] park is not maybe [as futuristic anymore]. It’s like, “Look at this refrigerator!”
    So do you update it or go for the kitsch?

    Lucas: We’re not laughing at the idea. We’re not laughing at Tomorrowland or the idea of what people in the ’60s thought the future would be. Our goal, whether we’re successful or not, is the vision of the future is actually the best future. It’s not post-apocalyptic or dark and gritty. It’s like everything you wish you could have, every gadget and device and car, that’s what it’s like in the future. So the future is actually really great.

    What year is it set?

    Moore: It’s a little bit of a moving target, but it’s about 350 years in the future.

    Lucas: It’s hard because when you go back and watch good sci-fi, it’s like the year 2010, and we’re in 2010, and Kevin Costner’s not walking a mule around. You have to put it far enough that people in the theater aren’t openly laughing at the concept, but it can’t be so far. Things are changing so quickly that in 300 years things will probably be pretty unrecognizable.

    Is this a fast track project?

    Moore: No. It all depends. We’re going to be turning in a draft maybe in three weeks, but don’t write that down, because then we’ll get calls from the executives. It all depends on how the draft is received.

    What’s Johnson’s character?

    Moore: In Tomorrowland his character’s name is Rip, and he plays a present-day test pilot who tests a plane and gets shot into the future. So he’s a sort of a fish out of water in the future and he is sort of figuring out how everything works. Along the way, the people in the future don’t know who he is, and they actually think he’s bad guy bent on destroying the future.

    Was he always involved when you started writing?

    Lucas: We actually came on with him.

    Moore: When we first started loosely talking to Disney about the idea, he was not involved but they said, “Hey, we want to do a sci-fi with him and you guys are pitching a sci-fi.” They put us together so when we actually sold the pitch to them, he was attached, so it was always designed for him.

    Lucas: He’s also quite literally the easiest guy to work with, the nicest guy. I think he’s been doing it so long, he’s great, so we’re lucky to have him on board.

    Does he tell you the formula he wants: sci-fi, comedy, etc.?

    Lucas: We had some fun dinners with him. Seeing him in public is just like, he’s, like, 9 feet tall, and his smile is incredible. He’s such a gentleman with everybody, and we talked about movies with him. He’s a savvy guy. I think he knows what he’s doing. He knows what he’s good at. He’s coming out of a world, like obviously pro wrestling is not a very constant feeder into Hollywood. Hollywood kind of looks down on it, and the fact that he’s done as much as he has is a testament to how he sort of knows what he’s doing.

    While the various incarnations of the Pirates of the Caribbean attractions throughout the world mostly feature the same specific characters and scenes, Tomorrowland is full of far fewer specifics and really relies on more of an idea or feeling, with its style and look even varying from park to park. It’s much harder to predict what a Tomorrowland movie will look like, but from this interview it certainly seems like it will be unlike anything we’ve seen in the parks before.
    Adam ~ A Proud D23 Charter Member!

  2. #2
    Linnette Alissa is offline A-Ticket holder
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    28

    Re: Tomorrowland...THE MOVIE!

    Cool! I hope the don't mess it up with overdone CGI. I think Star Trek looked great, they should definitely aim for something like that.

    Really exciting project though. I hope they get a good plot and follow through.

  3. #3
    Jennings's Avatar
    Jennings is offline B-Ticket Holder
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Posts
    82

    Re: Tomorrowland...THE MOVIE!

    I'm a little iffy on the idea. I like how Disney is making more and more movies based off the attractions, however the actual storyline of this doesn't really appeal to me. It seems a little cliché and unoriginal. Also, they continue to use "The Rock" a lot, and I feel like he's becoming a little overused.

    But who knows, maybe this will surprise me. Many people liked Race To With Mountain and I had my doubts about that too.

  4. #4
    NC_WDW_Daddy's Avatar
    NC_WDW_Daddy is offline Annual Passholder
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Richlands, NC
    Posts
    3,335

    Re: Tomorrowland...THE MOVIE!

    I'm looking forward to it.

  5. #5
    thegoz85's Avatar
    thegoz85 is offline D-Ticket Holder
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    295

    Re: Tomorrowland...THE MOVIE!

    I'm looking forward to it, too, but I'm with Jennings. I'm a little iffy on it, just like I'm a little iffy on the Sorcerer's Apprentice live action movie. Maybe it's a lack of faith, but I love those two things so much that I hope they do them justice.
    "Every sunset leads to morning, with the promise of opportunity."
    ~Promise

    Love Disney? Interested in technology? Read DisTECH! Click the logo to check it out:

    Also find me on Facebook and Twitter!

Similar Threads

  1. Anybody know what movie this could be?
    By Jujube in forum Disney Movies, Music, TV, Theater & Books
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-24-2009, 01:25 PM
  2. Tinkerbell Movie Premier
    By pigletfan in forum Walt Disney World (WDW) News
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10-28-2008, 11:11 AM
  3. The Great Movie Ride Video on Youtube
    By songvilay1 in forum Multimedia - Video, Music and Sound Files
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-22-2007, 01:42 AM
  4. Scariest Movie Scenes
    By Sledge in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 09-26-2006, 08:37 PM
  5. B Ticket Holder?
    By SoupBone in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-28-2005, 07:42 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •