Surprise announcement at Comic-Con

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.”

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  1. Lambage • July 23, 2010 @ 12:30 PM

    Finally some real news 🙂

  2. Driven-By-Rage • July 26, 2010 @ 1:22 AM

    give me a break, are they really so out of ideas they have to redo crappy movies about amusement park rides? whats next, a movie based on the tea-cup ride?

  3. Francisca • November 25, 2015 @ 2:48 PM

    Daniel,I’m very happy you are enjoying the rianedgs so far; and I’ll have Chapter Three up in the next couple of days for you to carry on with. Of course, it’s really in Chapter Four that the darkest details of the camp are revealed, so you have to wait a few mores days for those moments to unfold.I would like to get these posted faster, but you would not believe the hours it takes to clean up the recordings, so the neighborhood, household, airplanes, cars, cats, dogs, and telephone noises don’t intrude. And don’t get me started on my own breathing, lip smacking, coughing, throat-clearing, retakes, and corrections after-the-fact.I’m trying to be true to every comma, colon, semi-colon, dash, sentence, word, and paragraph that Lovecraft wrote; so I’m pretty harsh on myself, and I’ll tweak these recordings until they flow for me, and I end up re-recording here and there if I miss a word, or use the wrong word. I want these recordings to be an effort from my heart; and I want them to be around long after I’m gone. Even if they are just Public Domain copies that I’m putting out for free to the world. Will

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