Brad Bird's Sci-Fi Film Has a Real, Maybe-Revealing Title Now
The project director Brad Bird and writer Damon Lindelof have long referred to as 1952--leading many to believe the film would cover the gravelly birth of "Macho Man" Randy Savage (R.I.P.)--now has a new, official title more befitting of Disney's "everything should also be a theme park locale" policy.
The name: Tomorrowland, which would seem to indicate some sort of connection to Disneyland's future-themed section. It would also make sense in Disney's apparent grand scheme of gradually developing their entire park into a piecemeal film franchise: with another Pirates of the Caribbean already in development, the studio is likewise working on a new Haunted Mansion, something about the Enchanted Tiki Room, a Matterhorn movie, and a film about he entire Magic Kingdom coming to life.
Also hinting at a strong Disney connection is the above photo, tweeted by Bird and showing a box labeled "1952" and filled with, among other things, some photos of Walt.
So is this a film about Walt Disney developing Futureland, shaping a world that would later contain the prescient visions of Honey, I Shrunk the Audience? Maybe so. Because it is definitely not about aliens. Though earlier reports claimed the film would see George Clooney making first contact, Damon Lindelof has since taken to Twitter to clarify, "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." Macho Man is still possible, though.