October 10, 2014 - 2:29 PM
VERNON - The scene actress Britt Robertson is transported to when she touches a magical pin in a trailer from Tomorrowland looks like any number of farmer’s fields in the North Okanagan, and in this Disney film, it very well could be.
Parts of the $250-million film, which co-stars George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, were shot in Enderby, Grindrod and Armstrong last summer.
The trailer is the first glimpse we’ve had of the movie, which was veiled in the utmost secrecy during filming. Even the Okanagan Film Commission, which helped scout locations, was in the dark. According to IMDb, Tomorrowland is expected to hit theaters May 22, 2015.
In the trailer, Robertson, who plays character Casey Newton, is seen collecting her belongings at what appears to be an institution of some kind. “This isn’t mine,” she says when a strange pin is deposited with her things. Touching it transports her to a golden wheat field in another world.
“What if there was a place, a secret place, where nothing was impossible?” narrates the voice of George Clooney.
The movie follows the story of a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor who embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
The film was hailed as an economic boon for the Okanagan, both immediately in terms of dollars for hotels and restaurants, and long term with respect to the region’s burgeoning film industry.
Credit: Disney Movie Trailers
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