As reported by everyone enjoying a Comic Con, Guillermo del Toro appeared at Disney's panel yesterday for the announcement that he will be directing a film based on the Haunted Mansion ride. The last attempt at this resulted in a 2003 film starring Eddie Murphy, Terence Stamp, Jennifer Tilly, and the PeoplePC kid that was described as "the ride of [our] afterlife" but was really mostly just Murphy producing various fearful reactions. Del Toro's take, as he described it, will be scarier, with the Hatbox Ghost (the ghost carrying a hatbox above) supplanting Eddie Murphy's shouts as the focus of the spectral estate. Expect the film in 2012, in three dimensions, and, if that wrinkly freak with the eyes in his hands from Pan's Labyrinth is any indication of del Toro's idea of "scary," with nightmare imagery that will haunt your children into adulthood.
In another tale of "totally could have nailed that shit; didn't want to" to make whoever takes Star Wars home feel bad, braggart Guillermo del Toro has joined J.J. Abrams in claiming he already turned down the chance to direct the next chapter of the Lucasfilms saga.... / Continue →
As first reported last summer, Disney will soon be extending the reach of its Marvel properties into feature animation. Naturally, they're starting with Big Hero 6, because that is everyone's favorite. Winnie the Pooh co-writer/director Don Hall is directing the project, and yo... / Continue →
Start planning your schedule for sitting in line dressed up as something. Disney has revealed when to expect more of those space battles you like so much, elaborating that their planned 2015 release of Star Wars: Episode VII will be the summer film to beat. From there, expect a... / Continue →