Disney announced last August they were working on a new film adaptation of their iconic ride- The Haunted Mansion. And it looks like they have found a director to helm the second film adaptation.
As reported by Deadline, Disney's Haunted Mansion film will see director Justin Simien (Dear White People, Bad Hair) tackle the new film based on the famous Disney ride. Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who produced the live-action version of Aladdin, are producing through their Rideback banner with Nick Reynolds of Rideback exec producing. Katie Dippold penned the most recent draft of the script.
Disney found moderate success with the 2003 film directed by Rob Minkoff, starring Eddie Murphy. However, this film looks to be a 'completely different' take on the ride.
"Insiders say this will be a completely different take as a film that stands on its own."
This is my favourite Disney ride so I've got high hopes for this! More to follow.