Screenwriter Jeff Jensen recently spoke about the script development of “Tomorrowland” in his interview with Screen Rant. Jensen revealed that the brainstorming for the story began as early as 2011. He and executive producer Damon Lindelof reportedly worked together on the story before pitching the idea to Disney.
“It was like Valentine’s Day week when we pitched it. They liked it and then they worked on a deal. Obviously I’m a beginning screenwriter and Damon is a successful screenwriter but at that point a deal gets done and after that Disney was like, 'OK, we love the idea of a story,' ” he said about the talks.
Jensen also spoke about the having a female protagonist in the film. Reportedly, the idea of having Casey (Britt Robertson) as the main lead was a decision made in the early stages of script writing. Casey is not a typical female protagonist, according to Jensen. “She’s an aspirational figure in terms of who she is and what she wants to be. There is a natural admirable tendency to express empowerment through violence, the kick-ass heroine. I like those characters but she’s different, she’s refreshing to me,” he said.
Robertson, 25, plays a curious teenager in the film who, along with George Clooney’s character Frank, goes in the search of a place called Tomorrowland, which exists in her memory. Brad Bird has directed the film. He has also written the script along with Jensen and Lindelof. The original title of the film was "1952" but it was later changed to “Tomorrowland.”
Other cast members include Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Thomas Robinson, Kathryn Hahn, Tim McGraw, Keegan-Michael Key and Judy Greer. The principal photography of the film took place in Enderby, British Columbia. Some parts of the film were also shot in Vancouver and Surrey. The film also features two songs, including "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" and "It's a Small World (After All)."