New Haunted Mansion Film Coming
The popular and iconic Disney ride will be adapted for the big screen for a second time. As reported by THR, the film is said to be a live-action adaptation of the ride.
The film will be produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich under Rideback, with Kate Dippold penning the script. Dippold of course is most well known for writing Parks & Recreation, The Heat and the all female 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters.
"Rideback, the banner run by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich that was behind Disney’s billion-dollar-grossing Aladdin remake, is producing what is intended to be a live-action movie."
The ride was of course first adapted for the silver screen back in 2003 by director Rob Minkoff with Eddie Murphy starring. The film took a broad approach to the source material focusing more on the Disneyland Paris version of the ride, and although it was fun with some incredible effects by Rick Baker the film didn't sit too well with a lot of fans. Disney then tried to reimagine a Haunted Mansion film with Guillermo Del Toro serving as co-writer and producer, however the film never came to fruition.