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Elysium

The first clip from "Elysium" showed up in partial form in the trailer, but it's worth checking out to see what Matt Damon can do in an insane sci-fi setting. It's pretty great.

Also, Dan Radcliffe is getting back into a tub with Jon Hamm in today's Dailies!

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Bird Lindelof

There has been a ton of speculation about Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird's sci-fi collaboration "Tomorrowland" (named after a Disney theme world), formerly titled "1952." Plot comparisons to Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters" had fans extremely excited, and then a fascinating article from entertainment journalist and Disney expert Jim Hill popped up that took the mysterious project in a slightly different direction.

Hill claimed the film, inspired by a box of Disney World memorabilia circa 1952, would be based on an unproduced television series that the U.S. government approached Walt with. The show would reveal to American audiences that those alien buggers they had been hearing about all over the news were real. A scoop on website HitFix, however, suggests yet another possibility — one that could be even stranger than the "UFOs are real" plotline. A leaked synopsis being used by a Hollywood agency to cast the 2014 film reads as follows:

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Hugh Laurie

Brad Bird's "Tomorrowland" is close to casting a formidable villain. It's being reported that Hugh Laurie is in talks to play the top-secret project's antagonist.

The Hollywood Reporter has the news about Laurie, though no hints as to who his character is or why he will act as a villain. In fact, very few details are known about the project beyond the fact it used to be called "1952" and is supposed to be similar to "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."

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