Jon Favreau to take on 'Magic Kingdom' film
November 11th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Jon Favreau to take on 'Magic Kingdom' film

Disney's Magic Kingdom will live up to its name in an upcoming film in which the theme park actually comes alive.

Deadline.com reports that "Iron Man" director Jon Favreau is set to take on "Magic Kingdom," a fantasy film along the lines of "Night at the Museum," only instead of exhibits coming to life, it will be Disney's legendary park attractions.

Though Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" is already a successful film franchise and Eddie Murphy starred in 2003's "Haunted Mansion," this will be the first movie based on an entire park.

A production date and cast lineup for "Magic Kingdom" have yet to be announced, but in the meantime there are a slew of Disney-related films in the works, including "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," directed by David Fincher; another "Haunted Mansion," produced by Guillermo del Toro; "Maleficent," a film about the "Sleeping Beauty" witch directed by Tim Burton and possibly starring Angelina Jolie; and "Tiki," an Ahmet Zappa-scripted movie rumored to be inspired by Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room.

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  1. Kingdomkeepersrock!

    I can't wait for this movie! I wish I could be in it as I love Kingdom Keepers (book it is sort of based on)! Oh well. Im not exactly famous or anything so probably won't get a part.

    January 27, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Universal Studios secrets

    Walt Disney World never ceases to amaze the people. Their movies are loved by numerous kids and adults and their theme park attractions and rides are unforgettable

    November 24, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Superhiro

    Favreau's ok. Loved Iron Man 1. Hated part 2, but that wasn't really his fault.

    November 12, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. CajunXelor

    I'm looking forward to this I hope they start filming before the end of the year. I hope that the movie will cause Disney to being back http://www.vmk.com as I really miss the Virtual Magic Kingdom mmorpg experience but hopefully it'll be more in the art style and magnitude of NEXON's Dragon Nest or Maple Story.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Xscape

    OH OH OH if they do a sleeping beauty moving it shouldnt star angelina....thats a job for Megan Fox....her role? Lay there look beautiful and dont say a word. Classic acting...HAHAHA

    November 11, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. tyson

    Ironman was good but ironman 2 sucked im sure this movie will 2

    November 11, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. idiotproof

    Hey trish, why don't you just let him stick the whole thing in! LMAO

    November 11, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Trish

    I would definitely let him stick the tip in.

    November 11, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff D.

    I just wonder what small part Mr. Favreau will play in the movie (like when he played the driver in Iron Man 1 and 2)?

    November 11, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. iho

    Should be interesting. I just hope its better than Night of the Museum. That movie was waaaaaaay overrated.

    November 11, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nataswon

      Iho- Indont think Night At The Museum was overrated, it was enjoyable, however i'm sure we can agree that the 2nd installment was quite a disappointment.

      Iron Man 1 and 2 and Zathura shows that Magic Kingdom is in good directing hands.

      November 11, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Steve

    Disneys self-promotion knows no bounds.

    November 11, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  12. zbtrocker

    One of the most talented people in the business.

    November 11, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |

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