Disney’s Tomorrowland, which stars George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, is scheduled to begin filming on August 8. This week they have been busy prepping a set on the UBC campus near the end of Main Mall, so I finally decided to stop in and check it out.
Based on the what has been prepped so far, it looks like this scene will be set in 1964 at the New York World’s Fair. The set includes various landscaping elements, retro-looking food booths, and a giant billboard advertising “Sinclair Dinoland” which was a feature attraction at the 64-65 New York World’s Fair. A medium sized inflatable green screen was placed at the far end of the set, but not blown up yet.
Tomorrowland will be filming in the area August 8th to January 15th and is slated to be released December 14, 2014.