Disney Retitles Mysterious George Clooney-Brad Bird Film 'Tomorrowland'

New details about Brad Bird's new Disney film only deepen its mystery.

Walt Disney Pictures announced on Monday that the live action science fiction film that has gone by the name 1952 has been retitled Tomorrowland, offering a potential hint at its subject matter. The film now shares a name with the section of Disneyland, which was part of the theme park's launch in 1955. George Clooney will star in the film, which was co-written by Damon Lindelof (Lost and Prometheus) and Brad Bird himself.

The film is slated for a December 19, 2014 release.

Disney has long worked to create more films out of its iconic rides; the Pirates of the Carribean, now heading to its fifth installment, has become a multi-billion dollar franchise, while Guillermo del Toro is working on a second version of the Haunted Mansion film, the first of which came out in 2003. In 2011, Disney moved forward with development on a film called The Hill, which is to be based on Fantasyland's Matterhorn mountain ride.

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