George Clooney joins director Brad Bird and co-stars, Britt Robertson and Hugh Laurie, on 'grey carpet' at European premiere of futuristic Disney pic 'Tomorrowland: A World Beyond'. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Hollywood superstar, George Clooney, walked the 'grey carpet' alongside rising star Britt Robertson, director Brad Bird and actor Hugh Laurie for the European premiere of 'Tomorrowland: A World Beyond' on Sunday (May 17). Disney's new sci-fi pic shows a teenager with an interest in science, Casey Newton (Britt Robertson), who finds a pin marked with the letter 'T' which seemingly transports her to a futuristic world whenever she touches it. But when she can no longer see the world through her pin, Newton is helped in her quest to reach Tomorrowland by a robot built like a child, Athena (Raffey Cassidy), and a reclusive former boy-genius, Frank Walker (George Clooney), who once lived in the mysterious utopia that exists somewhere in time and space. The movie lives up to Walt Disney's optimistic outlook on the future and belief in innovation. "Well, I don't know. He (Walt Disney) was an optimist. I'm an optimist. I think Brad's (Bird) very much an optimist. I think the idea was that you're not... your future is in your own hands and I think that's always a good thing to say," Clooney said ahead of the premiere. Britt Robertson agreed with Clooney that the film pushes the idea the future does not necessarily have to be as dark and frightening as movies often portray. "Well, I just think it's a different take on the future you know. We see so many of these movies where we're looking at our future as this dark place to be and to raise children and to grow up and what if it's not, you know? What if it's not a horrible place? And if us just feeding into that makes it worse then what kind of disservice are we doing to the world?" she said. The film's co-writer, Damon Lindelof, of 'Lost' and 'Prometheus' fame, compared the bright future of 'Tomorrowland' with the darker, dystopian ideas of films like 'Mad Max'. 'Tomorrowland: A World Beyond' goes on release in the UK and parts of Europe on May 22.