This description is being used to help assemble the cast. There was speculation that the story revolves around UFOs and and other sci-fi elements, but, if this new report is to be believed, that is not the case.
Here's an expanded breakdown that includes details regarding George Clooney and Hugh Laurie's characters.
By the time we meet Frank in the film, he's much older, and George Clooney is set to play the part. Nix is the role that Hugh Laurie is signed for, and by the point the main story of the film kicks in, Nix has been the mayor of Tomorrowland for many years, and he's become rotten, corrupt. Athena, unchanged since Frank was a young man, plays a key role in the film, and the hero is a girl named Casey who has a quick scientific mind that becomes important as the story unfolds. Nix is a guy who values technical accomplishment over creative thinking, and when he throws Frank out of Tomorrowland, he's not alone. Every creative thinker is banished, allowing Nix to focus purely on aesthetics and technical advancement for its own sake.
There's interdimensional travel, human-looking robots, and a quest for revenge on the part of Frank. He is a bitter adult, and the film is not just about Casey's adventure, but also about Frank rediscovering the kid he used to be. It sounds like young Frank actually plays a decent-sized role in the film, so we may see both timelines play out to some extent."
What do you think about these new Tomorrowland details? Are you more excited about the project now? Of course, nothing has been confirmed by Disney or the filmmakers, and I doubt we'll get an official plot synopsis anytime soon. We'll keep you posted on any further updates regarding Tomorrowland.