Tag Archives: Haunted Mansion

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[...]

Guillermo del Toro taking “Trollhunters” to DreamWorks Animation

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Has “Hellboy” director Guillermo del Toro traded a “Hobbit” for a troll? That’s the news out of DreamWorks Animation, where del Toro reportedly will write and direct “Trollhunters” a feature-length cartoon based on a young-adult book that del Toro also penned. “I wanted very much to develop a story[...]

Del Toro NOT directing “Haunted Mansion” but is moving on to horror

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: As news flies out of Comic-Con at a furious rate, certain things can get mixed up. So here’s a bit of clarification. Guillermo Del Toro, famed director who abandoned “The Hobbit” for projects unknown, will NOT be directing that “Haunted Mansion” for Disney. He’s merely acting as the[...]

Guillermo del Toro at Comic-Con: Speaks about ‘Haunted Mansion’ remake

HollywoodNews.com: Director Guillermo del Toro has announced that he will helm a 3-D, live-action remake of Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion.’ Del Toro was speaking at San Diego’s Comic-Con when he dished on the details of the spooky project. “We’re making it into an e-ticket ride,” del Toro said. “It will be[...]

Guillermo del Toro to enter Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’

HollywoodNews.com: Much to the chagrin of “Hobbit” fans, hard-core thriller director Guillermo del Toro is going Disney. The “Hellboy” director announced at Comic-con that he’s revamping Disney’s “The Haunted Mansion” movie franchise in 3D; a project based on its theme park ride. The film will not be a comedy like the 2003[...]

‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ is a satisfying all-ages fantasy romp

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: For what it’s worth; “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” is a lot closer to “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl” than “The Haunted Mansion.” Like the two above examples, the film takes a small portion of Disney culture and makes a movie out of it. But[...]