According to Deadline, Disney+ is working on a film about Walt Disney’s journey to building Disneyland park.
David Gordon Green (Halloween Kills) is set to direct. Evan Spiliotopoulos, who has previously worked on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Snow White and the Huntsmen and The Jungle Book 2 is writing the screenplay. Cavalry Media spent a year developing the film before pitching it to Disney Studios. Dana Brunetti and Matt DelPiano at Cavalry Media will produce with Jason Reed.
Disneyland, which is also known as the “Happiest Place on Earth,” opened on July 17, 1955, and is the only Disney theme park built under the supervision of Walt Disney. Among Disney’s inspirations for Disneyland were Henry Ford’s Museum and Greenfield Village, which itself contained a Main Street and steamboat rides. Other muses were Tivoli Gardens in Denmark, Colonial Williamsburg, the Century of Progress in Chicago, and the New York’s World Fair of 1939.
A release date for the film has not been announced yet.