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Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: The Tomorrowland Japanese trailer looks to now be officially released, you can watch it embedded after the jump. The new trailer reveals one of the biggest secrets of Brad Bird‘s Tomorrowland — the movie’s connection to Walt Disney and Disneyland.

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Brad Bird The Spirit
We all remember Frank Miller‘s adaptation of Will Eisner‘s The Spirit, or maybe we’re trying to forget it. That wasn’t the first time Hollywood attempted to bring the comic book classic to the big screen. One of the previous attempts was to turn the story into an animated movie, with a young director named Brad Bird creating a fake pitch trailer to try to sell the feature. This was of course before Bird went on to direct The Iron Giant, The Incredibles or Ratatouille. He was a young filmmaker just out of Cal Arts.

Find out the Brad Bird The Spirit adaptation story, see some concept art and even read a letter Bird supposedly wrote to pitch the project to Steven Spielberg.

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Tomorrowland trailer

In the past few years, few movies have been as secretive as Tomorrowland. Directed by Brad Bird and co-written by Damon Lindelof, almost everything about the sci-fi Disney adventure has been mysterious. Is Disneyland part of it? What’s the 1952 box? Who is The Optimist? How does The World’s Fair fit in? Do Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison play a role? Speculation ran rampant.

The first teaser trailer gave fans a bit of an idea of the story and now, a second and likely final Tomorrowland trailer gives us even more. It’s the story of a young girl (Britt Robertson) who meets a scientist (George Clooney) to travel to a secret world called Tomorrowland. The films opens May 22, and you can see the latest Tomorrowland trailer below. Read More »

Space Mountain in Tomorrowland

This morning, Disney released a new poster for Tomorrowland. Russ grabbed it before I was finished with breakfast, but I noticed something hidden within the image that is noteworthy – hence this post.

Ever since it was announced that director Brad Bird and screenwriter/producer Damon Lindelof’s secret 1952 project was to be titled Tomorrowland, Disney fanatics have speculated about what role the Disneyland park and Walt Disney himself might play in the film. We know that Walt Disney’s creations at the 1964 World’s Fair play into the plot. (specifically the ‘It’s a Small World After All’ attraction, which was later relocated to Disneyland, where it remains today.) Lindelof has said that the movie will show the origins of Tomorrowland but would not show Disneyland itself — but that doesn’t mean we won’t see notable aspects of Disneyland in the movie itself.

And today’s Tomorrowland poster gives us a first look at that. Will we see Disneyland’s Space Mountain in Tomorrowland?

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Tomorrowland poster

Brad Bird‘s new film Tomorrowland, starring Britt Robertson and George Clooney, is still mysterious, even after the first trailer and TV spot debuts. We know the film follows characters played by Robertson and Clooney as they “embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as Tomorrowland.” A new Tomorrowland trailer arrives on Monday, March 9, and that will probably tell us a lot more about the film. Along with that, there will be a live Q&A with Bird and producer Damon Lindelof. For now, we’ve got a new Tomorrowland poster, which you can see below.

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Tomorrowland concept art

This past weekend’s Super Bowl spot was the beginning of the marketing lead up to the release of Brad Bird‘s Tomorrowland. The Disney flick, which stars George Clooney and Britt Robertson, opens May 22. It centers on a girl (Robertson) who discovers an alternate universe where anything is possible. It’s a world well-known by an older scientist (Clooney) who helps her discover its secrets.

The Super Bowl spot began to pull the curtain back more on the look of Tomorrowland itself and, on a newly launched viral site, a few more images have been revealed. If they feel a bit familiar, it’s because it looks a little bit like the city of Xandar in last year’s hit film, Guardians of the Galaxy. Check out some new Tomorrowland concept art below. Read More »

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Tomorrowland

Ah, the Super Bowl — the one TV program of the year where the commercials are as big a deal as the actual event being televised. This year’s crop of multimillion-dollar spots includes one for Tomorrowland, Disney’s new sci-fi adventure starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson. Brad Bird directed. Watch the Tomorrowland Super Bowl trailer after the jump. Read More »

brad bird Iron Giant Mondo Toy 2

Brad Bird, the director of the underrated 1999 animated film The Iron Giant, is playing with Mondo’s latest creation. “I want one,” he says. So do we.

Thursday, the company is releasing their second toy ever, a 16 inch high end reproduction of the iconic robot. To raise awareness for the release, Mondo put out a video of Bird playing with the toy and being amazed by the attention to detail. It’s super cute and awesome. Check out the Brad Bird Iron Giant below. Read More »

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When the director of the first two Star Trek films went to another Star-oriented franchise, the world waited to hear who would direct the third new Star Trek film. Dozens of names were floated for Star Trek 3 and then Roberto Orci, a co-producer and writer on the first two films in the series, stepped into the seat. This was a controversial decision. Orci had never directed a film; fans were worried. Fast-forward a few months and Orci is out. He’s still involved as a producer, but he won’t be directing. The search is on once again on for another director.

As Paramount and Bad Robot frantically try and find someone to hit a planned Summer 2016 release date, we figured we’d help. We came up with 15 names who should, could, and actually might direct Star Trek 3. That means anyone who has an obvious film in the pike is out. Anyone who had passed is out and huge Hail Marys like Spielberg, Nolan or Scorsese are out. What’s left is a half wish-list, half possible list of 15 names. Read our Star Trek 3 director ideas below. Read More »