Scarlett Johansson to Produce, Star in Disney’s Tower of Terror Movie

Submitted for your approval… Scarlett Johansson is set to both produce and star in a film based on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, according to Collider.


Josh Cooley, director of Toy Story 4 and writer for Inside Out, is writing the screenplay, while Johansson will produce through her production company These Pictures alongside Jonathan Lia. No other details about the film have been announced.

This is far from the first attempt to create a film based on the thrill ride. Back in 1997, a TV movie called “Tower of Terror” aired as part of The Wonderful World of Disney starring Steve Guttenberg and Kirsten Dunst. In more recent years, Disney has made an attempt to create a theatrical release for the attraction. Last December, screenwriter John August shared details and illustration from his pitch for the film that he presented in 2015. It’s unknown if this version will incorporate any of August’s concepts.

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