What’s interesting about Disney theme park-inspired film adaptations are that the goal is to bring the viewers into the parks. So, when Disney makes a new Pirates of the Caribbean or Haunted Mansion, they hope the boxoffice is big enough that they’re create new lifelong Disneyworld or Disneyland fans.
I chuckle as I report to you that Buena Vista is working on a feature version of the Matterhorn rollercoaster ride, also known as the Matterhorn Bobsleds, which has been part of Disneyland’s Fantasyland section since 1959. It never works, which is why I find this hilarious, although the modern version at Disneyworld’s Animal Kingdom is pretty intense.
Anyways, the studio has hired Jason Dean Hall to write a script for the project, which has a working title of The Hill. The idea is to do a thrilling, fast-paced movie centering on five young adventure seekers who, for mysterious reasons, are called to the top of the mountain and encounter a Yetis on the journey down. There’s said to be a supernatural twist.
AROUND THE WEB
this week in horror
This Week in Horror - October 9, 2017 - Cynthia, Halloween, As...
Bill Moseley and Sid Haig reunite for a new project, we’ve got an update on the new Halloween movie, and Bruce Campbell is making us very excited about Ash Vs Evil Dead season three!
More in Movies
It was 35 years ago today (October 22, 1982) that Halloween III: Season of...
I may catch hell for this, but Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers...
That creepy little girl with the mask just became so much creepier. FOX’s “The...
I love Stephen Hopkins’ 1990 Predator 2. It was so cool seeing them flip the...