November 11th, 2010
11:00 AM ET
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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