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As someone at least tangentially associated with the world of J.J. Abrams, having directed Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol with Abrams on board as a producer, Brad Bird is a guy who knows how to keep things a secret. And it's been fascinating and more than a little cool to watch that secrecy stay intact as Bird preps his next directorial effort Tomorrrowland, which he's writing with fellow Abrams collaborator Damon Lindelof (y'know, the guy who made Lost).
Even as they've cast George Clooney in the lead and Hugh Laurie as the villain, the folks behind Tomorrowland have kept the story under wraps. But now that they have to add some more people, and send descriptions out to casting agencies, some details may have leaked through after all. Over at Hitfix they have the plot description that's currently being sent out to agencies in order to round out the rest of the cast. Here's the two-sentence breakdown, if you dare:
THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR TOMORROWLAND
"A teenage girl, a genius middle-aged man (who was kicked out of Tomorrowland) and a pre-pubescent girl robot attempt to get to and unravel what happened to Tomorrowland, which exists in an alternative dimension, in order to save Earth."
Here's where the mystery stays intact, though-- Hitfix's Drew McWeeny fully admits this could be a fake log line, something to help them find the right actors but keep the secret of the film intact. They have more details on this version of the story over there, but it's also interesting to consider this as a red herring. Drew writes some interesting stuff about how fake spoilers, or even rumors about a film's plot, can somehow wind up ruining the experience of the actual movie for some people, setting them up to expect something totally different than what the movie has to offer.
Check out the potential plot description over there, and let us know if this is the version of the story you hope Brad Bird, Damon Lindelof, George Clooney and Hugh Laurie are bringing us when Tomorrowland comes to theaters December 19 next year.