Taika Waititi Set To Direct The Upcoming Tower Of Terror Reboot

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The Tower of Terror Reboot film is slowly taking shape. The film based on the popular park ride, which was inspired by the classic Twilight Zone TV series, already made news when Scarlett Johansson was announced to star in the film–especially after the recent lawsuit between the press and Disney. Early reports said the film was possibly cancelled, but after Disney reached an agreement with Johanson the film was again moving forward. Now another well known name associated with Marvel is also set to be involved with the project.

According to the DisInsider they claim that Taika Waititi, director known for 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok and the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, is set to direct the film. He is also known for his contributions to 2016’s Moana.

With Disney seemingly on a kick to make as many film adaptations of theme park rides as possible they are adding all the big names they can get.

‘Tower of Terror’ will be a remake of the 1997 made for television film starring Steve Guttenberg and Kirston Dunst. The film involved the death of five hotel guests staying at the Hollywood Tower Hotel but were killed when a bolt of lightning hit an elevator shaft. The five guests now haunt the hotel until they are able to finally ride an elevator up to the top floor. The film, though dated, has its fans and is remembered fondly.

It is unknown if the remake will follow a similar story or what the director known for action will add. The film currently has no set release date yet and it is unknown if it will be released theatrically or exclusively on streaming.

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Source: DisInsider


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