Disney to Exhume ‘The Haunted Mansion‘ for a Live-Action Reboot. Greetings, Foolish Mortals! Some terribly haunting news has come to light! Disney has ordered a reboot of The Haunted Mansion. The film was featured in theaters in 2003 and starred Eddie Murphy (Jim Evers), Marsha Thomason (Sara Evers), Nathaniel Parker (Master Gracey) Terence Stamp (Ramsley), Marc John Jefferies (Michael Evers), Ariel Alexandria Davis (Megan Evers), with Wallace Shawn (Ezra), Dina Spybey (Emma) and Jennifer Tilly (Madame Leota).
The original film follows the story of workaholic real estate agent Jim Evers, who is accused by his wife and co-realtor, Sara, of neglecting his son (Michael) and daughter (Megan), so he takes the family on a vacation. Along the way, the family stops off at a sinister mansion that the Evers have been asked to sell, only to discover it is haunted by Master Gracey ; his stern butler, Ramsley; and two other servants, Ezra and Emma, who need help breaking a terrible curse.
The new film will not be a sequel to the 2003 film, but it’s own reboot of the franchise. It has been rumored for years that Disney had tapped Guillermo del Toro to write and direct a reboot, but the only confirmed project leaders are Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich as producers for the movie, along with writer Katie Dippold (Parks and Recreation, The Heat), who is penning the script for the feature film.
Currently no director(s) have officially signed on to the project and no casting choices have been made public as the film is in the early stages of development. Be sure to “Hurry back… hurry back…” here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Disney!
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