Thursday, August 5, 2010

Set It In The Past!

I'm sure it's not news to anyone by now, but Mr. Guillermo Del Toro is set to direct a new incarnation of Disney's Haunted Mansion.

Given how hard the first attempt was botched, and lets not forget how it bad it was, heads should have rolled with some of the basic bad decisions that were made before it left development. I'm sure after the Pirates films hit there were many a Disney exec that had a severe bout of the shoulda-coulda-woulda's in regard to the franchise that Mansion could have been. Time has passed, transgessions and blasphemies have been learned from and the second go around seems to have the deck stacked!

The main character will be the Hot Box Ghost- slam dunk! The other thing I know Mr. Del Toro will not miss (besides not involving Eddie Murhpey) is to set the film in the past! It should be a cardinal rule that any classic Disney ride that is developed into a film be set in the past.

The rumors of Jungle Cruise movie still linger and I'm sure if Del Toro's HM is a hit it, the likely hood will dramatically increase. If that ever comes to light, please guys, set it in the past!! And get Christopher Walken as the skipper... oh and make sure Shrunken Ned gets in the script too! That's just gold.


Shane said...

This is actually the first time I've seen the concept art for the Hatbox Ghost. Is that a real pic from Del Toro? I love the graphic design of it.

Mr. Lincoln said...

The image was a limited edition teaser poster that was handed out at ComicCon. There were 999 of them handed out!

More info here:

Mr. Lincoln said...

Shane... oddly enough I just discovered your blog yesterday from a link on Imaginerding. I don't know how I had missed it until now. GREAT stuff.

Send me an email if you get a chance.