"Escape from Tomorrow": The "guerilla" movie shot at Walt Disney WorldBy Nick Sim, Tuesday, January 22, 2013 12:42
A new film set at Walt Disney World and Disneyland has premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival - and it was shot entirely without Disney's permission.
Escape from Tomorrow, directed by Randy Moore, was filmed covertly over a period of three years using handheld cameras. Moore distributed the scripts for the movie on smartphones, to avoid drawing attention to the cast and crew, and subsequently edited it in South Korea to escape unwanted publicity.
The black-and-white film is likely to receive a hostile reaction from Disney, which could result it in never being released commercially. It tells the story of a family's Disney vacation, during which the father begins to see strange visions.
The plot is unlikely to curry much favour with Disney, which closely protects its family-friendly brand. It sees the father begin to take an unhealthy interest in a pair of young French tourists, as can be seen in an official clip on YouTube.