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“Space Mountain” Movie in Development at Disney for Theatrical Release

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First Haunted Mansion, now this. It seems Disney is working on yet another attraction-based film, this time themed to Space Mountain. The film, set for a theatrical release, is being written by Joby Harold, currently writing and executive producing the Obi-Wan Kenobi “Star Wars” series for Disney+.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Disney is getting ready to ride Space Mountain onto the big screen.

The venerable ride is getting the movie treatment, with the studio hiring Joby Harold, who has worked a range of movies from Zack Snyder’s upcoming Army of the Dead to Warner’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, to write the script for what is to be a live-action adaptation.

Harold will also produce with partner and wife Tory Tunnell and their Safehouse Pictures banner. Also producing is Rideback, the shingle run by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich and was behind Disney’s billion dollar-grossing Aladdin.

Logline details are being kept hidden amidst the rings of Saturn but it is described as a family adventure.

The project, which is in the early stages, is intended for theatrical release.

It seems that with the upcoming TRON Lightcycle / Run attraction coming to Walt Disney World just adjacent to Space Mountain in Tomorrowland, bringing focus to the ride by way of a big-screen movie (along with the rumored TRON sequel) is a great way to advertise. Given that the project is still in its early stages, we hope there’ll be plenty of time for movie theaters to bounce back by the time it debuts.

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Summer McRae
Summer McRae
10 days ago

I, for one, am thankful that they continue to base more movies off of rides instead of the other way around. It was hard to deal with the loss of Maelstrom to Frozen, and I really wish they could have gone about that in a different way. I am praying that the same fate does not await Figment. I’m all for a new ride makeover, especially one that would reflect the magic and wonder of the original ride, but to change it over into something corny (Inside Out for instance) would just be a waste of a great opportunity, and… Read more »

10 days ago

Oh heck, why not.

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