Guillermo del Toro Develops Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’

Friday, July 23 by

What came first: the chicken or the egg? Well, if scientists are to be believed, it was the chicken.

Now, for an even more puzzling quandary. What came first: the amusement park ride or the movie with the same name as an amusement park ride? When it comes to Disney, the answer is usually the ride.

As mentioned in our Comic-Con Day 1 roundup, Guillermo del Toro is taking a page from Pirates of the Caribbean and developing a film based on the iconic Disneyland ride, Haunted Mansion.

“Millions of people from around the world visit The Haunted Mansion each year, but no one has ever had a tour guide like Guillermo del Toro,” said Rich Ross, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. “Guillermo is one of the most gifted and innovative filmmakers working today and he is going to take audiences on a visually-thrilling journey like they’ve never experienced before.”

If the film is anything like Pirates, audiences should be in for a real treat.  And if this is successful, I think Disney should follow it up with another amusement park-inspired film entitled $12 Hot Dog.