Tomorrowland is one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, and one that families can most definitely enjoy together. The new Disney live-action feature directed by Brad Bird and co-writer Damon Lindelof, Tomorrowland has long been shrouded in mystery but rest assured, you will finally be able to enjoy the experience when the film hits theaters on May 22. It shares its name with the Disney Parks section featuring beloved attractions like Space Mountain and the Carousel of Progress.
Bird and Lindelof were inspired by Walt Disney's personal interest in futurism, and by a mysterious box with the label "1952" that was discovered in the basement of an animation building at Walt Disney Studios in 2008. The mysterious box contained old photos of Disney, blueprints for the "It's a Small World" ride and an issue of the Amazing Stories magazine.
Tomorrowland stars Britt Robertson (The Longest Ride) who plays Casey Newton, a young woman who stumbles upon an enigmatic pin that seems to transport her to a futuristic city. She enlists the help of genius-turned-recluse Frank Walker, played by George Clooney, to discover what it's all about.
Canadian actor Matthew MacCaull plays Dave Clark, a man on a mission as the right hand of David Nix, played by Hugh Laurie — a scientist who subscribes to cold, hard facts, not dreams. The mysterious aspect of his role actually guided MacCaull's approach to the character of Dave Clark in Tomorrowland. In fact, the idea that not everything may be what it seems is a running theme in MacCaull's work on his most recent other project, The CW's new hit TV series, iZombie.
I spoke with the charming actor about having the opportunity to star in Tomorrowland, how he approached the role, working with George Clooney and Hugh Laurie and the success of his new series, iZombie. Please click the link below to watch our interview.