July 23rd, 2010
12:57 PM ET
Guillermo del Toro may be done with “The Hobbit,” but the director has already picked his next project: directing a new adaptation of Disney's theme park attraction, The Haunted Mansion.
The “Hellboy” director announced the news yesterday at Comic-Con, noting that this interpretation would not, repeat not, be akin to Eddie Murphy’s “The Haunted Mansion” from 2003.
“We are not returning Eddie Murphy’s calls,” del Toro said, drawing laughs from the crowd. Instead, he's aiming for a “haunted house movie that a generation remembers and loves.”
Although the movie is based on a Disney theme park ride, del Toro said his direction will take the film to frightful places. "[W]e’re making the Haunted Mansion the most haunted place on Earth...this is going to be scary. If you take the children, they will scream," del Toro said. "But we hope that happens."
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