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Comic-Con: Guillermo Del Toro Takes on Disney’s Haunted Mansion

Comic-Con: Guillermo Del Toro Takes on Disney's Haunted Mansion

Thompson on Hollywood

While we all may still be trying to forget the Eddie Murphy movie version of Disneyland’s The Haunted Mansion–Guillermo del Toro admits that he will not take his call–Disney has signed on Del Toro to develop a live-action 3-D version of the classic E-ride, which the director insists he has visited faithfully every year, to “relax.” He first took the ride when he was three.

During Disney’s Thursday Comic-Con panel, Del Toro promised an “E-ticket ride” that will scare fans young and old, and plans to bring back the character of the Hat Box Ghost: “He’s one of the scariest creatures and also one of the most whimsical.” Del Toro wants to stay true to the aesthetic of the original ride’s imagineers, he said.

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Edwin Pagan

LATIN HORROR’s piece on the Del Toro/Disney Annoucement:

Crow T Robot

And I’ll bet most of the geeks at ComicCon were cheering this news… news that would have been greeted with roll on the floor laughter if it broke on April Fools Day.

This is where we are now.

Looking forward to Alfonso Cuaron’s Escape From Witch Mountain reboot.

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