Guillermo del Toro to Write and Produce Film based on Disney’s Haunted Mansion
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Today at Comic-Con 2010, Guillermo del Toro surprised fans by announcing that he is developing a new film for The Walt Disney Studios based on the classic Disney theme park attraction, The Haunted Mansion. “Millions of people from around the world visit The Haunted Mansion each year, but no one has ever had a tour guide like Guillermo del Toro,” said Rich Ross, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.
The Haunted Mansion has been around since 1969 and is the dwelling place of 999 happy ghouls dying to meet new visitors. Disney said today in a press release that, “since its construction, the mysteries of the mansion have transcended the attraction with stories surfacing about horrifying encounters with the supernatural. Versions of the daunting edifice have been built at other Disney theme parks in Orlando, Tokyo and Paris.”