Disney Making A Movie About The Entire Magic Kingdom
Sure, every kid has fantasized about what it would be like to be locked in the Magic Kingdom overnight, left to roam Cinderella's castle or ride Splash Mountain as many times as you like, or finally get over your petrifying fear of Pluto. But leave it to Disney to put too fine a point on things and turn that exact, specific fantasy into a mass-marketed movie with the widest possible appeal. According to Variety, the studio is figuring that once they've made movies off the Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion rides, a movie about the entire park is the only possible follow-up.
They already have a script from Ronald Moore, the mastermind behind the Battlestar Galactica reboot, and Marc Abraham and Eric Newman are planning to produce the film after a new writer is hired to tune things up. Apparently "the project isn't a top priority," but Disney will presumably pull it off the shelf when they run out of other ways to milk their brand (or if Tron: Legacy flops, whichever happens first). The film would feature the famous Disney characters and rides in a way that they're actively comparing to the Justice League or The Avengers, which means projects like David Fincher's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea or Timur Bekmambetov's Jungle Cruise movie could all be lead-up movies to the main, Magic Kingdom event. No, it doesn't sound any less horribly cynical when names like David Fincher get involved.
Anyway, it doesn't sound like we need to worry about this popping up terribly soon, but when the news breaks a few years from now that James Cameron has somehow been shanghaied into directing Magic Kingdom: The Movie, you had fair warning.
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