It looks like Disney is going to take another swing at turning “The Haunted Mansion” into a film. They tried back in 2003 with Eddie Murphy, but it didn’t have the success ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ had.
According to The Hollywood Reporter Disney has Katie Dippold working on writing a new film featuring the home of 999 happy haunts.
Dippold is known for writing on “Parks and Recreation” as well as “The Heat,” “Snatched” and the “Ghostbusters: Answer the Call” film from 2016. Well “Parks and Recreation” was good.
The project would be produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich’s Rideback company. They were behind the live-action “Aladdin.”
I have to be honest here, I’m not having a good feeling about this, not based on the credits of the writer. I’m really dreading what this could be. Especially since we could have had a version with Guillermo del Toro as co-writer and producer and we didn’t get that for this.
Maybe it will be good? I really hope so because the property is very much the favorite of many and if it doesn’t hit the mark people will definitely let Disney know. My wish is that it’s a good movie about the property and not some kind of “diversity” move by Disney to make it “all female” like we saw with Ghostbusters 2016 or what it sounds like they are trying to turn Pirates of the Caribbean into with the Margo Robbie spinoff.
Hopefully that’s what we get.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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