Debuting more than 51 years ago at Disneyland, The Haunted Mansion ride has been an attraction enjoyed by millions. The success of the film led to a bevy of multimedia adaptations from comic books to video games. As first reported by THR, Disney is currently developing a brand new film based on the attraction.
Per the initial report, the film will be penned by Katie Dippold. An incredibly accomplished screenwriter, Dippold will assuredly bring a certain level of charm to the new film that mimics the tone of the first film adaptation. Moreover, Dippold’s extensive writing credits include 2016’s Ghostbusters reboot, the Sandra Bullock comedy The Heat, and a number of episodes of NBC’s Parks & Recreation. Moreover, Aladdin‘s Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich will serve as executive producers.
In 2003, Disney released The Haunted Mansion. The supernatural horror-comedy is directed by Rob Minkoff (The Lion King) and written by David Berenbaum. The film stars the incomparable Eddie Murphy as workaholic real estate agent Jim Evers. After being accused by his wife, played by Marsha Thomason, of neglecting his son (Marc John Jefferies) and daughter (Aree Davis), he takes the family on a vacation. When the family arrives at the mansion that Jim has been asked to sell, they soon discover the mansion is haunted and its inhabitants need some help breaking a curse. Additionally, the film grossed $182.3 million worldwide and received less-than-desirable reviews from the critics.
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