Disney’s popular theme park attraction The Haunted Mansion will soon be heading back to the silver screen with a live-action reboot. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Katie Dippold (2016’s Ghostbusters) is on board to pen the script for the film.
The Disney Parks ride has been scaring guests since 1969. It sees park guests go inside a spooky manor filled with all kinds of supernatural scares. Guests will also get to see a “whole graveyard’s worth of characters” such as the Hatbox Ghost, the psychic Madame Leota, and the Hitchhiking Ghosts.
The attraction was first made into a film in 2003, starring Eddie Murphy and had Rom Minkoff (The Lion King) as director. The film saw Murphy acting as a workaholic real estate agent who enters the titular Haunted Mansion with his family only to find it teeming with ghosts.
Disney had previously flirted with the idea of adapting the ride for a brand new movie, with Guillermo del Toro on board to direct. Sadly, that idea never happened.
Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich will be producing the film under the Rideback banner. It is the same studio that produced Disney’s billion-dollar live-action Aladdin adaptation.
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