It appears that the Walt Disney Studios is re-energizing its theme parks-to-film production strategy. Folks were happily surprised earlier this year when the studio announced it would revisit the Haunted Mansion via a new film by Guillermo Del Toro. Now comes word that Iron Man director Jon Favreau has been recruited to interpret for the big screen, not just a theme park attraction but an entire theme park. According to a news brief published yesterday by the Hollywood Reporter:
"Jon Favreau is set to direct Magic Kingdom, Disney’s project centered around the Disneyland theme park in which attractions and characters come to life."
Disney is apparently taking a cue from the very successful Night in the Museum franchise. A release date is still uncertain as the studio is looking for a rewrite of a script penned by Ron Moore.