Started by Kristof, February 11, 2009, 03:27:35 PM
QuoteOur horror-loving friends at Bloody-Disgusting are reporting that Disney's developing a new movie based on its "Tower of Terror" theme park ride at Disney's California Adventure and Disney World.Citing anonymous sources, the site reports that the movie is being considered, but adds that rights issues are still being worked out. The ride—set in a mythical old-Hollywood hotel where something horrible happened decades ago—is themed to The Twilight Zone, to which Warner Brothers owns the rights.But the ride—in which guests ride an elevator as it rises and plummets uncontrollably—seems like a natural for a movie, a ghost story flavored with old-Hollywood glamour.Disney has had mixed success adapting its theme-park rides to films. There are the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, of course, but anyone remember Haunted Mansion?
Quote from: "-breeno-"Sounds interesting. Would love it to be Twilight Zone themed, ToT just needs to be TZ don't you think? Would seem strange to have another ToT movie now Twilight Zone based, how hard would it be to get the rights from Warner Brothers? If Disney could get the rights when making the attraction why can't they get them for the movie? Unless Warner bought the rights recently? I'm not sure :-k
Quote from: "Anthony"The thing that made Tower of Terror and Haunted Mansion bad (well, apart from their low budget and awful choice of Eddie Murphy respectively) was that they brought the real world into these worlds. They put the focus on modern everyday people and the world you see in the park just couldn't "live" properly. Pirates got it right by just showing the story of the world, but then ultimately got a bit too carried away with that mythology.
Quote from: "MizzRabbit"Too bad they made Haunted Mansion into a comedy. They should have told the real story. I hoep that if they go on with the movie they'll at least stay true to the story and not make it into a comedy.