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Disney's 'Tomorrowland' Comes into Now with Britt Robertson

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Anyone who's ever been to the Magic Kingdom well knows that Tomorrowland is the pseudo-futuristic hubspace of Walt Disney World, where attractions like Space Mountain and the Carousel of Progress are housed and people go to oooh and ahhh over all the techno-gadgetry on display.

So, when Walt Disney Pictures started in on a "Tomorrowland" feature film concept, certain things were considered a given about the project, even if the studio was bent on keeping details as quiet as a ... mouse (see what we did there?) ... like the fact that it'd be futuristic in nature (duh) and that it'd probably lean towards the man-made marvel aspect of things, given the theme of the park. But how about the fact that there'll also be half-girl-half-robots and alternate universes and such! Oh, you had to know it'd be something crazy-pants what with Damon Lindelof on board as a co-writer.

Disney has cast "Under the Dome" actress Britt Robertson as "a high school girl with an unconventional understanding of technology is launched on a journey to reclaim her future," a descriptor which all but confirms what has been suspected for a while now. Get More »

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Clooney's '1952' Meets the Future With a New Name: 'Tomorrowland'

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UPDATE: The working title "1952" has been scrapped in favor of space age Disneyism, "Tomorrowland" – and a release date has fianally  been announced. "Tomorrowland" will hit domestic theaters on December 19, 2014.

George Clooney is loving the alien.

The "Descendants" star is set to work with Disney for the first time ever (how is that possible?) as he's signed on for the studio's top secret sci-fi project, "1952," according to Heat Vision. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Heat Vision

'Incredibles' Director Reveals Incredible Hand-Painted Poster

Dear everyone in Hollywood, when you have something as cool as this in your closet of exclusives, be a doll and promptly share it with the world would ya? 'Kay.

Yesterday, director Brad Bird must've been feeling generous or a touch nostalgic because he tweeted out a gander at this awesome unreleased "The Incredibles" goody — a hand-painted poster by Robert McGinnis of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and Bond series artwork fame — nearly a decade after the film's 2004 release. Get More »

Filed Under: Check This | Source: Cinema Blend

Q&A: 'Mission: Impossible' Director Brad Bird on Making the Leap to Live Action

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As a director, Brad Bird has a perfect record. His four films -- "The Iron Giant," "The Incredibles," "Ratatouille" and "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" -- are all critically acclaimed box-office successes. He's considered one of the greatest animators alive and has two Academy Awards (for Best Animated Feature) to prove it.

It's no surprise that J.J. Abrams and Tom Cruise approached him to consider the fourth "Mission: Impossible" installment as his live-action directorial debut. Bird was ready to transition to a film that didn't involve talking animals or years to complete, and against a canvas of international espionage he took his eye for dazzling visuals to the next level -- as when Cruise unforgettably climbs the tallest building in the world.

While promoting the DVD and Blu-ray release of "Ghost Protocol" at the International Spy Museum, Bird spoke to NextMovie about what a dream it was to work on a film whose star is equal parts cheerleader, producer and stuntman. Get More »

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10 Directors Who Could Take Over 'The Hunger Games' Sequel, 'Catching Fire'

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This morning, we were surprised to learn that "The Hunger Games" director Gary Ross might've just made the unfortunate decision to vacate his chair for the first sequel "Catching Fire."

The news is not officially official just yet, but fans across the various districts are already up in arms about it. The hashtag #WeWantGaryRoss made its way into today's trending topics on Twitter as a result of the story.

If it is true, and Ross will not return for the second film, we're left with a very burning question: Who could take his place?

Ross' will be big shoes to fill by whomever steps in, of course, so we thought we'd go ahead and size up some of the potential candidates for the job. Get More »

'Batman' Posters Imagine Futures With New Directors

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Everyone is on pins and needles wondering what Warner Bros. has in store for the Caped Crusader after director Chris Nolan does his last tango with him in this summer's "The Dark Knight Rises." Now a series of (very fake) posters imagine some cheeky possibilities that are probably closer to what the studio definitely will not do.

Hero Complex charged lead writer Geoff Boucher and artist Sean Hartter to noodle with 15 imaginary scenarios for the next Batman reboot displayed via old-fashioned lobby cards promoting a 1960's-tinged "Batman: Mad City," re-teaming Michael Fassbender with "X-Men: First Class" director Matthew Vaughn. Get More »

Filed Under: Check This | Source: Hero Complex

GALLERY: Accept the 'Mission: Impossible' U.S. Premiere

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Well, not really -- but wouldn't it be kind of cool if it did? That wouldn't leave you much time to check out our pics from the U.S. premiere of "Mission: Impossible," though! Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and several other celebrities infiltrated the "Ghost Protocol" red carpet at New York City's Ziegfeld Theater, ready to face the crowd -- and any impending danger.

Check out one of our final movie premiere galleries of 2011 (whoa!), and prepare for "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," officially opening on Dec. 21.

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Choose to Accept The 'Mission: Impossible' Trailer

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That's right, Ethan Hunt -- you show that young whippersnapper Jason Bourne how it's done.

The "Mission: Impossible" franchise looks to be getting quite the shot of adrenaline with the fourth installment, "Ghost Protocol." The trailer starts off by declaring Tom Cruise and the gang responsible for the Kremlin going ka-boom and then slams into all sorts of crazy action sequences, giving some face time to new recruits Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton and at least one scene-stealing moment to Simon Pegg. Get More »

Filed Under: New Movie Trailers | Source: Yahoo! Movies

Tom Cruise Stunt Photos Prove That We Do, In Fact, Need Him On That Wall

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Tom Cruise may not be able to leap a tall building in a single bound, but if you give him a harness and some room to run he'll at least give it a go.

That's the takeaway from the latest round of insane photographs emanating from the set of Cruise's new action vehicle, "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol." Until now we've been a little unclear what the title was referring to, but now that we've seen these pictures from Collider of Cruise flouncing around on the side of a skyscraper, we've figured it out: the protocol involves creating ghosts through mass internet reader heart attacks. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Collider
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