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Disney turning The Matterhorn ride into feature film

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: It worked well for the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, yet not so well for the Haunted Mansion. Now Disney’s trying their luck with another theme park-inspired feature film that could give life to another lucrative franchise, if it’s handled properly.

Disney has hired Jason Dean Hall to pen a “thrilling, fast-paced movie” based on the theme park’s Matterhorn ride, as reported by THR. The Matterhorn can be found in the Fantasyland section of California’s Disneyland park, and incorporates a toboggan-themed ride down a mock Swiss mountain. Thanks to upgrades in 1978, the ride now boasts automatronic Abominable Snowmen. Awesome!

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The idea behind the film, which will be called “The Hill,” will “five young adventure seekers who, for mysterious reasons, are called to the top of the mountain and encounter a Yetis on the journey down,” THR reports.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg for Disney, which is producing a “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” reboot for David Fincher to direct as well as Jon Favreau’s “Magic Kingdom,” which is being penned by the great Michael Chabon.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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