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