Hugh-LaurieBrad Bird’s Tomorrowland has been shrouded in mystery over at Disney, with the sci-fi project only recently revealing its title. Previously referred to as 1952, the film sees George Clooney take the leading role. And now it looks like we might well have our villain in the ever-brilliant Hugh Laurie.

THR report that Laurie is in negotiations for the role, noting that nothing is known about it beyond the fact that he’ll be the antagonist for the film.

The plot details are being kept under wraps for the time being, which is just how we like it. The fact that Bird is behind the camera is more than enough to pique our interest. And add to that the rest of the talent involved, and you have yourself a film to really look forward to.

Bird will be directing from a script co-written by the increasingly prominent Damon Lindelof (Lost, Prometheus) and Jeff Jensen, an editor at Entertainment Weekly.

Laurie is of course well known for his Golden Globe-winning performance as the titular doctor in House, and with the series finally coming to an end last year, we’ve been looking forward to seeing what he would take on in the months following.

There had been talk of Laurie playing the villain role for the upcoming RoboCop reboot. But we fancy that starring as the villain in Tomorrowland will be a more interesting role for him, and can’t wait to see what he does with it.

Tomorrowland is set to be released on 19th December, 2014, and we have a feeling it’s going to be one of the best and most talked-about films of next year. Here’s to hoping that Laurie’s negotiations go well, because he would be such a brilliant addition to the cast opposite Clooney.