New Tomorrowland trailer surprises us with loads of sci-fi action

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Not your standard kid-fare, then, Disney? Photo: Disney
Not your standard kid-fare, then, Disney? Photo: Disney

Disney’s has been showing us glimpses of its Brad Bird-helmed live action film for some time now, with the slow burn first trailer last October focusing on the young woman who gets a mysterious pin that transports her to an unseen, futuristic world, complete with jetpacks and glittering skylines.

That and present-day George Clooney, who convincingly portrays the curmudgeon next door with secrets of his own.

This new trailer, however, ratchets up the sci-fi action, giving us several more shots of the eponymous future city, even more jetpacks, and a team of future SWAT cops with ray guns coming after our heroine and Clooney as they climb into a bathtub and launch themselves into an uncertain, well, future.

Maybe Tomorrowland won’t be the sappy kid flick we all thought it would turn out to be, after all.

Clooney plays Frank, a jaded old man with a holographic dog and paranoia cameras at his front door, who reluctantly signs on to help teenage Casey, played by newcomer Britt Robertson, figure out where the mysterious pin is actually taking her when she touches it.

The screenplay is a team effort between director Bird and Damon Lindelof of Lost fame, and stars Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson.

Tomorrowland is set to appear in your future on May 22.