'Haunted Mansion' Movie in the Works With Writer Katie Dippold

The studio previously turned the ride into a movie in 2003 with a feature starring Eddie Murphy.


'The Hollywood Reporter' has broken news that Disney is building a new HAUNTED MANSION.

Katie Dippold, perhaps best known for writing the recent 'Ghostbusters' reboot and hit comedy 'The Heat', is writing a feature based on the popular ride for the Burbank-based studio.


Rideback, the banner run by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich that was behind Disney’s billion-dollar-grossing 'Aladdin' remake, is producing what is intended to be a live-action movie.


The HAUNTED MANSION ride debuted in 1969 and was an immediate success. The premise sees theme park guests go inside a spooky and creepy manor that has a wide array of supernatural frights. It also features a graveyard’s worth of characters, ranging from the spirit of psychic medium Madame Leota to the skeletal Bride to the cloaked Hatbox Ghost.


Disney previously adapted the ride into a 2003 movie directed by Rob Minkoff and starring Eddie Murphy. The project took a broad approach to the material. The studio since has tried to reimagine the feature adaptation with Guillermo del Toro serving as co-writer and producer.


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