The Walt Disney Company has a history of turning its innovative attractions into full-length motion pictures. The Pirates of the Caribbean film series, which consisted of a total of five films and gave rise to a contemporary pop culture hero in the form of Captain Jack Sparrow, is unquestionably the most well-known and successful example. Since then, Disney has continuously sought to adapt its amusement park rides into full-length motion pictures. A few examples are The Country Bears (2002), Tomorrowland (2015), and Jungle Cruise (2021). With Hawkeye (2021) directors Bert & Bertie slated to create a Big Thunder Mountain Railroad-based movie, the idea is still going strong. The Haunted Mansion, however, is the one attraction in the Walt Disney parks that should be a no-brainer to modify.
The Haunted Mansion, starring Eddie Murphy, was a 2003 Disney attempt to cash in on the well-liked attraction. With its iconic images and surprisingly rich backstory, it should be the ideal choice for a feature film. You may anticipate that with a comic like Murphy playing the major part, his interpretation of the voyage would be quite funny. Although the ride has always had a strong sarcastic sense of humour, the movie version missed the ride’s eerie allure and relied too much on jokes. In addition, well-known characters like the Hat Box Ghost and the Black Widow Bride were missing from the movie.
‘Haunted Mansion’: Release Date
On July 28, 2023, you are scheduled to send sympathetic vibes to the ghosts of the Haunted Mansion. The film was first slated for release on March 10, 2023, but that date was later changed to August 11, 2023, and then it was eventually brought up to the current date. Hopefully, that’s the last time the release date for the much anticipated movie will shift.
‘Haunted Mansion’: Cast
Most of the big starring actors who will feature, including LaKeith Stanfield, Owen Wilson, Rosario Dawson, Tiffany Haddish, and Jared Leto, have previously been mentioned. One of the numerous fresh casting announcements made at D23 was Leto, who once more is most likely portraying the Hat Box Ghost. Winona Ryder (Beetlejuice), Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek), Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show), and Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween Ends) make up the remaining cast members. Jamie Lee Curtis made a dramatic arrival at the Studio Showcase in her very own “Doom Buggy.”
Winona Ryder may very well be portraying the Bride given that Curtis will reportedly play Madame Leotta, but we’ll just have to wait and see when the gloomy, grin-sporting ghosts mingle next year.
Sum It Up!
The Haunted Mansion ride at Walt Disney parks has the potential to be a successful and captivating movie adaptation, the 2003 film starring Eddie Murphy fell short of capturing the eerie allure and iconic elements of the attraction. However, fans can look forward to a new adaptation of The Haunted Mansion, set to be released on July 28, 2023. With a talented cast including LaKeith Stanfield, Owen Wilson, Rosario Dawson, Tiffany Haddish, Jared Leto, Winona Ryder, Dan Levy, Hasan Minhaj, and Jamie Lee Curtis, there is hope that this upcoming film will finally do justice to the beloved haunted attraction.