The Wrap is reporting that Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in Disney’s upcoming “Haunted Mansion” movie that will be directed by Guermo del Torro.
Gosling and del Toro have developed a very good friendship as of late and recently both visited Disney’s California Adventure to check out Radiator Springs Racers over in Cars Land (see below). They also made it over to Disneyland where the two of them were riding… The Haunted Mansion.
“The Haunted Mansion” Promotional Poster from the San Diego Comic Con 2010:
“The Haunted Mansion” movie was first announced at the San Diego Comic back in 2010 and since then, we haven’t really heard much. Back then, del Toro said:
“I want to make a scary movie in live-action 3D, set in a heightened reality, which is super designed, incredibly innovative, narratively and visually. It would not be a comedy, and I would like to make the Haunted Mansion the most haunted place on Earth and doing it by being true to the spirit and the art and the aesthetic of the original Imagineers that created the mansion.”
Del Toro has also talked about the significance of the famous ghost on the movie poster, The Hatbox Ghost, and it sounds like he will play a prominent part in the upcoming movie:
“The Hatbox Ghost is one of the scariest images created for the ride, but a character which I also considers incredibly whimsical. There’s a legend that it was discarded on the first day of the ride’s operation because it was too scary. I like that legend, but the reality is that the imagineers could not make the illusion work, so they took it out.”
Source: The Wrap