The favored Disney attraction The Haunted Mansion is headed again to the large display screen, with Justin Simien (Expensive White Individuals, Unhealthy Hair) directing a brand new reside motion film.
LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, and Rosario Dawson are already a part of the forged, and THR studies tonight that Danny DeVito has now additionally come on board!
The darkish trip attraction, which launched in 1969 and continues to be going sturdy right now at Disney parks, “sees theme park company go inside a spooky and creepy manor that has a wide selection of supernatural frights. It additionally encompasses a graveyard’s price of characters.” The most well-liked characters embrace Hatbox Ghost, Madame Leota, The Phantom and the Hitchhiking Ghosts.
THR notes, “The movie follows a mom and her son who come throughout a mansion that’s greater than it appears whereas being orbited by varied characters key to undressing the spooky thriller. DeVito will play a smug professor.”
Rob Minkoff directed the characteristic movie The Haunted Mansion again in 2003, the primary huge display screen adaptation of the trip. Eddie Murphy starred within the movie. Extra not too long ago, Guillermo del Toro was connected to adapt the trip for a model new film. Alas, it by no means got here to life.
Katie Dippold (Ghostbusters 2016) is writing the brand new film’s script for Disney.
Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich’s Rideback will likely be producing.
New Halloween particular “Muppets Haunted Mansion” is now streaming on Disney+.