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First Trailer for ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW; Secretly Filmed at Walt Disney World

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 11:29 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

escape-from-tomorrow-slice The first trailer for director Randy Moore‘s buzzy Sundance film Escape from Tomorrow has landed online. The story is a surrealistic nightmare where a father (Roy Abramsohn) starts losing his sanity on a family trip to the famous theme park. The trailer very heavily plays up the fact that the film was shot on location in Disney World and Epcot without permission, which is probably a smart move since the majority of reviews out of Sundance were fairly negative. I cannot believe that the Walt Disney Company hasn’t been able to squash this film yet.

When I first heard of it, I was sure that this film was an exercise in futility because the great and powerful mouse would never allow something like this to get distribution. Since it has been sold, though, I assume the distributor knows what they’re doing and wouldn’t spend so much money if they weren’t 100% sure that they could play it. You can judge for yourself when the film is released to theaters and VOD on October 11th.

Via The Playlist.

Here’s the official synopsis for Escape from Tomorrow:

An epic battle begins when a middle-aged American husband and father of two learns that he has lost his job. Keeping the news from his nagging wife and wound-up children, he packs up the family and embarks on a full day of park hopping amid enchanted castles and fairytale princesses. Soon, the manufactured mirth of the fantasy land around him begins to haunt his subconscious. An idyllic family vacation quickly unravels into a surrealist and darkly comic nightmare of paranoid visions, bizarre encounters, and an obsessive pursuit of a pair of sexy teenage Parisians. Chillingly shot in black and white, ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW dissects the mythology of artificial perfection while subversively attacking our culture’s obsession with mass entertainment.

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    • Randy

      While I can believe such a thing exists, I CANNOT believe that Disney would ever let this see the light of day. It makes you wonder what they pay all those overpriced lawyers for!

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