“Tomorrowland,” based on the parcel of Disneyland where they keep Space Mountain and Star Tours, may have been pitched as “Pirates of the Caribbean in space,” but now it’s sounding a little like Buck Rogers.
Screenwriters Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who also scripted “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” talked about the plot of “Tomorrowland” today as they were promoting “The Hangover” in Las Vegas. They say the Disney film is about a present-day test pilot named Rip (Dwayne Johnson) who accidentally gets shot 350 years 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,” the duo told reporters. “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.”
Right now the project appears to gone off any kind of fast monorail track, and I have to admit my level of excitement for it has fallen to about a two. Johnson’s last fish-out-of-water Disney sci-fi film, “Race to Witch Mountain,” was not greeted with a lot of enthusiasm. “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” only scored 28% positive at Rotten Tomatoes. Lucas and Moore also scripted the horrible Martin Lawrence basketball comedy "Rebound." On the other hand, AICN’s Mr. Beaks deems “The Hangover,” opening June 5, “more satisfying” than “Old School,” if that’s a recommendation.
Find all of scifiwire’s story on “Tomorrowland” here.