Justin Simien to Direct Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion‘ Live-Action Reboot. Dear White People Director Justin Simien has been tapped to direct the live-action reboot for Disney’s Haunted Mansion.
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 had been rumored for years that Disney had tapped Guillermo del Toro to write and direct a reboot, but clearly Justin Simien will be directing the upcoming film for Disney instead. Other production team leads include 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.
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