In a surprise appearance following Disney’s TRON: Legacy presentation at Comic-Con, director Guillermo del Toro announced he will be developing a new big-screen adaptation of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion ride. Unlike the 2003 movie version of Haunted Mansion, which starred Eddie Murphy, del Toro said the live-action film will not be a comedy (“We are not returning Eddie Murphy’s calls,” del Toro said to applause), but instead will be “scary and fun at the same time …. if you take the children, they will scream.” Del Toro said he has visited the Haunted Mansion ride many times since he was a kid, describing it as “a place where I go when I need to think and to relax.” The director, who recently announced he would not be directing The Hobbit, described the Haunted Mansion project as “a dream come true.” He will produce and co-write the film, and may direct as well.
Posted July 22 2010 — 3:41 PM EDT
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