Tomorrowland movie shoot finds apt futuristic home at H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
When the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre announced on its website it would be closed for a "special event" from August 26 to 30, it wasn't kidding.
As Twitter users have been noting all day, the Vancouver landmark has mysterious blue screens erected all around it for a movie shoot.
Turns out the Space Centre will play the part of the 1964 New York World’s Fair Hall of Invention in the new Disney movie Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney and Hugh Laurie.
We can't think of a better setting to use: the Planetarium opened its doors just four years after that World's Fair took place, and has a space-age-y, retro-styled futurism perfectly suited to a flick about time travel, science, and all things sci-fi.
The film, which takes its title from the space-land at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, is not scheduled to open till December 2014.
The production, and its story, is still shrouded in secrecy; we know it's about "an optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor", but that's about all Disney has announced. In the meantime, it's released this cryptic app: the Tomorrowland D23—a sort of mystery box of "the 1952 collection", items that have supposedly inspired the movie.