Rumor: Disney Making a Tower of Terror Movie?!
It worked with Pirates of the Caribbean, so why not with the Tower of Terror, too? I'm not sure whether I'm excited to report this rumor or just nervous about it. According to Bloody Disgusting, Disney is working on turning their popular theme park ride into a movie. "While rights issues are still being worked out, the plan is to follow a group of characters that enter a bizarre world where nothing is as it seems." The ride is inspired by "The Twilight Zone" TV series and first opened in 1994. I also loved this ride and always went on it every time I went to their park, which is why I'm not sure whether I should be excited or not?
The story of the hotel, adapted from elements of the TV series, includes the hotel being struck by lightning on October 31st, 1939, mysteriously transporting an elevator full of passengers to the "Twilight Zone." The exterior resembles an old hotel with a blackened scorch mark across the front of the façade where the lightning destroyed part of the building. It's an awesome ride and I'm still mesmerized every time I ride it. As for the movie, I'm hoping that they go for a darker, more horrific story than something like that awful Haunted Mansion movie with Eddie Murphy. We'll let you know if this turns out to be true or not!
Apparently the Tower of Terror was turned into a TV movie back in 1997 that starred Steve Guttenberg and Kirsten Dunst. I don't ever remember seeing that, so I can't speak about it, but I'm sure Disney is not going to let it hold them back on this feature version of the ride. Could this turn out any good?