Guillermo Del Torro NOT Directing Haunted Mansion!
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...
Looks like everyone jumped the gun on this one...
"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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