Disney Developing New Live-Action “The Haunted Mansion” Movie

Whether the 2003 version of The Haunted Mansion (yes, the one with Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Tilly) is your guilty pleasure or one you’d rather forget, Disney is breathing new life to the classic attraction by developing yet another live-action film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Katie Dippold, the screenwriter behind the latest all-female Ghostbusters reboot (2016), is slated to write. Rideback, the same production company behind the latest live-action Aladdin, is producing the film.

Believe it or not, the first Haunted Mansion movie and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl both debuted in 2003, yet one launched a multi-billion dollar franchise while the other became a quiet cult classic amongst hardcore Disney fans. Hopefully, this reboot fares better, with a stronger storyline and even more nods to the classic Disney Parks attraction.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Andy
Andy
25 days ago

Please keep Katie Dippold a million miles away from this project.

Luis
Luis
25 days ago

This is gonna suck, or at the very least be pleasantly disappointing. Remember how badly the Eddie Murphy version did? You had Guillermo Tel Toro and Ryan Gosling at your fingertips. They and the rest of the fans wanted a dark and subversive version that faithfully represents the ride, and now it’s gonna be 2003 all over again. Way to go!!

Ethan C
Ethan C
25 days ago

Hoping and praying for Guillermo Del Toro’s involvement…

Jason Stroud
Jason Stroud
25 days ago

Save Splash Mountain!

Bell Cay
25 days ago

The first Haunted Mansion movie was an absolute disaster and utter failure. We laughed at has-been Eddie Murphy, not because he was funny, but because he was horrendously ridiculous in the roll. And the racist and necrophiliac themes of the movie were barbaric and unacceptable. Let’s hope Disney and the screenwriter chooses something more appropriate, such as Cunningham’s novel ‘The Legend of the Haunted Mansion’.
-HAUNTED MANSION FAN CLUBtm

JSP
JSP
25 days ago

Why does Disney continue to hire bad people for these remakes? The Ghostbusters remake and Aladdin live-action were flops so why hire the same people?

Frank W
Frank W
25 days ago

Lets hope that they get one right.

G Johnson
G Johnson
25 days ago

If the purpose is to communicate some kind of social justice message, I’ll pass.

Larry White
Larry White
25 days ago

Cool

The Phantom Blot's tailor
The Phantom Blot's tailor
25 days ago

Whatever happened to the Guillermo Del Toro Haunted Mansion film?

Narisiel
Narisiel
25 days ago

I am a huge Haunted Mansion fan. Disney’s Haunted Mansion has been, and will always be my all-time favorite ride at the Magic Kingdom. I can honestly say that yes, the 2003 film was nothing short of a huge disappointment… And upon reading this article, hearing who is going to write and who is going to produce this new version of the film… you must forgive me if I withhold my enthusiasm. The Ghostbusters reboot with the all-female cast completely bombed at the theaters – the character development was terrible and the story itself was terrible. Now, I have not… Read more »

Melissa
Melissa
25 days ago

Ah, I was still holding out hope we’d get Guillermo del Toro’s version.

Greg Reynolds
Greg Reynolds
25 days ago

We’re they also making a new tower of terror movie?

Michael Stevens
Michael Stevens
25 days ago

What happened to the Guillermo del Toro Haunted Mansion movie? Last I heard it was a done deal with the Hatbox Ghost as the main character. He said it would be funny and scary like Poltergeist.He is a huge HM fan and it would have been great.

Last edited 25 days ago by Michael Stevens
Cj Brown
Cj Brown
24 days ago

Agreed 💯
If it’s not Guillermo del Toro? Then chances are it’s going to be another dumb Disney project to try and cash in on merchandise! 🙄

Hannah
Hannah
25 days ago

What an odd choice for the writer. Why are they hiring the writer of a failed movie to reboot their own failed movie?

Della
Della
25 days ago

Darn, I was hoping the dead in the water Guillermo Del Toro one was finally being revived. Oh well.

Hatbox
Hatbox
25 days ago

Not too excited about the writer and production company, but I guess we’ll see

Figment2000
Figment2000
25 days ago

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Katie Dippold, the screenwriter behind the latest all-female Ghostbusters reboot (2016), is slated to write.

Oh no.

Courtney
25 days ago

So they are making a live-action of a live-action? Sorry I will pass. A classic with Eddie Murphy cannot be replaced. That chick that redid Ghost Busters needs to stop remaking good movies for success, stick to something original.

keith
keith
24 days ago
Reply to  Courtney

Hardly a classic.

Rok
Rok
25 days ago

Katie Dippold, the screenwriter behind the latest all-female Ghostbusters reboot (2016), is slated to write.”

And there went my excitement

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