Guillermo del Toro surprised 6,500 fans gathered yesterday at Comic-Con when he announced he's developing a new film based on the classic Disney theme park attraction, The 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.” You may remember the 2003 comedy The Haunted Mansion starring Eddie Murphy that bombed at the box office. It was based on the same theme park attraction, but was a comedy. No doubt del Toro, who directed the incredibly dark and critically-acclaimed Pan's Labyrinth is planning something a little different. He told the crowd: “Dark imagery is an integral part of the Walt Disney legacy. After all, Disney himself was the father of some really chilling moments and characters -- think Chernabog from Fantasia or Maleficent as the Dragon or the Evil Queen in Snow White. I couldn't be more excited to be a part of my own adaptation of the original theme park attraction Walt envisioned."