Disney Developing Family Adventure Around Magic Kingdom
The studio has already raked in billions from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and a new iteration of The Haunted Mansion is on the way with Guillermo del Toro shepherding it through development, so what's Disney's next theme park attraction to hit the big screen? Variety says Disney is thinking about using The Magic Kingdom as the setting of a family adventure in the same vein as the Night at the Museum franchise. Apparently Ronald Moore (the man behind the new "Battlestar Galactica") has already written a script from his own pitch. However, the search is on for a new writer to develop it further.
The project isn't a priority for the studio but it has a lot of promise for the studio since it could be quite the platform to showcase many of Disney's high-profile characters into one film. Apparently the project is being looked at as Disney's version of The Avengers (though technically that's their project now too with Marvel under the Mouse House banner) with characters like Mickey Mouse leading the way. Movies combining multiple franchises and properties seem to be all the rage in the industry with the buzz around The Avengers, the potential for a Justice League movie and Paramount's developing Hasbro Factory film. Disney is certainly on their way to being back at the top of their game, and while this doesn't seem like the best idea, it's certainly a big one for the studio. Since it's not a priority, we likely won't hear much more about the project anytime soon, but stay tuned. Anyone interested?