Disney Announces New Movie Based on the Haunted Mansion
Written by Joshua Counsil
SAN DIEGO, California - Comedian Patton Oswalt announced plans today at Comic-Con International, an annual convention celebrating comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, and other pop culture elements, for a new movie based on Disney's popular Haunted Mansion attraction.Tweet
Most of you are probably thinking what I thought: "Didn't they already make a film based on the Haunted Mansion? And didn't it stink?
Happily, Disney has chosen Guillermo del Toro, a credible name in fantasy and horror, to write and direct the film. You may remember del Toro from the fantastical "Hell Boy" and "Pan's Labyrinth" films, both of which he wrote and directed. The latter also took home three Oscars.
According to MTV News, del Toro has been visiting the attraction annually ever since he was three years old. "We're making the Haunted Mansion the most haunted place on earth," said del Toro, differentiating the film from its predecessor. "We are not making it a comedy. We are making it scary and fun at the same time, but the scary will be scary."
Added del Toro, "This, to me, is a dream come true, and I hope to steal as many props as possible."
The panel at the Comic-Con also revealed new videos and details of Disney's upcoming films "Tron Legacy" and "Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides".
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