Following the end of the actors’ and writers’ strikes in Hollywood, Scarlett Johansson has confirmed that Disney’s “Tower of Terror” film based on the theme park attraction is still in development, according to ComicBook.com.
‘Tower of Terror’ Movie Still In Development
During her recent appearance on “The Today Show,” Johannsson let it be known that the movie adaptation of the Twilight Zone-themed attraction is still very much alive at Disney. She originally joined the project as a producer in 2021. “Toy Story 4” co-writer and director Josh Cooley is writing the script, with Taika Waititi of “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Thor: Love and Thunder” still attached to direct.
“Now that the writers’ strike is all over with, we’re finally able to dive back into polishing up this script, ” Johannsson said. “It’s a massive, huge undertaking.”
Johansson added that she is a huge Disney fan, and is still set to be a producer on the film with her production company, These Pictures attached to the project as well.
Johansson’s involvement in the project was once in question when the actress filed a lawsuit against Disney for the handling of the release of Marvel Studios’ Black Widow, with both parties having since agreed on a $40 million settlement.
The only other film adaption of the attraction is the 1997 made-for-television movie starring Steve Guttenberg and Kirsten Dunst.
Plot details for the new movie are still a mystery at this time. Disney has yet to set a release date.
The Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 22, 1994, taking guests into the Fifth Dimension, where an elevator full of hotel guests disappeared to on Halloween night 1939. A clone of the attraction opened on May 5, 2004 in Disney’s California Adventure, but closed on January 3, 2017 to be rethemed to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
There is also a Tower of Terror attraction at Tokyo DisneySea, which omits any mention of “The Twilight Zone” tie-ins, as well as Disneyland Paris.
Are you a fan of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction? We got to experience the Tip-Top Club at Disney Jollywood Nights — you can read our review here.