Thursday, November 11, 2010

Favreau to Direct a Magic Kingdom Movie

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.  


Paul M. Carhart said...

While I dug Iron Man, it might also be worth noting that Favreau also directed the Will Ferrell vehicle and perennial holiday favorite, "Elf." I have to believe that we would see a smidgen of that kind of magic in a Magic Kingdom movie.