Guillermo Del Torro NOT Directing Haunted Mansion!
Looks like everyone jumped the gun on this one...
Guillermo Del Toro surprised everyone when he announced that his next directing project will be a movie version of the Disney ride Haunted Mansion. This caused much consternation among the fans hoping he would do a Dr Strange or Deadman movie instead. Well apparently he has clarified his statement. This courtesy of Latino Review...
"Only producing and co-writing with Matthew Robbins for now. I would love to direct it if the timing allows it but I already have the next directing project ready to be announced in a week or so. Big and unexpected and full of invention. Haunted Mansion is, however, so perfect- because into it I can finally pour decades- most of my life- of admiration and veneration for Rolly Crump, Marc Davis and Claude Coats and the incredibly stylized and impossibly cool world they created. The movie I am imagining and that I dream of bringing forth is a full-on shrine to the feel we had as kids going into these E-ticket rides. For some people Haunted Mansion is just a ride for others, like me, who got caught in it at the precise age, it is almost a way of life.
...Further more the article I posted yesterday from Entertainment Weekly has also been updated. They changed the word "directing" to "developing". Looks like everyone can calm down now. Hopefully in a few weeks he'll announce his next project as a comic book movie and everyone will start liking him again.
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