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New ‘Haunted Mansion’ Movie in Development at Disney

Disney is working on a new “Haunted Mansion” live-action movie, based on the iconic Disneyland attraction. Katie Dippold (Ghostbusters 2016) is attached to write the script.  Dippold’s other credits include “Parks and Recreation,” “The Heat” and  “Snatched.”

Producers are Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich through their Rideback banner. The team also worked on Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” movie and the upcoming “Lilo & Stitch” remake.

This isn’t the first movie based on the 51-year old ride. In 2003, Disney released the horror comedy “The Haunted Mansion” with Eddie Murphy portraying a workaholic realtor who buys a mansion that turns out to be haunted. The movie, directed by Rob Minkoff, grossed $182 million worldwide on a $90 million budget.

Other Disney attractions that were inspired into films include the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise which have been a huge success, “Country Bears” and the upcoming “Jungle Cruise” film set to release on July 30, 2021.

“Haunted Mansion” is being intended for theaters and not for a release on Disney+.

The original “Haunted Mansion” starring Eddie Murphy is available to stream now on Disney+.


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