Anticipation continues to build for Disney’s new Haunted Mansion (2023) film. Part of the excitement comes as a result of the mixed response and underwhelming box office performance of the 2003 adaptation starring Eddie Murphy, which also drew inspiration from the iconic Disneyland (and Magic Kingdom) ride.
Movies Based on Attractions
Disney, however, is no stranger to creating cinematic experiences based on their popular theme park attractions, and some have achieved tremendous success, such as Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), which not only captivated audiences but also spawned a multitude of sequels. However, other films such as The Country Bears (2002) starring the voice talents of Christopher Walken and Haley Joel Osment were not well received.
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What We Know About the New Movie
The upcoming Haunted Mansion (2023) movie includes an exceptional cast including LaKeith Stanfield, Jared Leto, Rosario Dawson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Owen Wilson, Tiffany Haddish, and Danny DeVito. Directed by Justin Simien, the film attempts to translate the eerie charm and allure of the iconic Disney ride into a compelling story as well as a box office success.
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On May 15 2023, Walt Disney Studios released a new trailer and poster for the upcoming film. It includes a mixture of comedic and eerie tones, yet contains a handful of Easter eggs for hardcore Disney fans including the iconic sights from the classic ride.
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Adding to the excitement, the trailer offers a glimpse of Jamie Lee Curtis in her role as the enigmatic medium, Madame Leota and Jared Leto’s portrayal of the enigmatic Hatbox Ghost. Enthusiasts of Disney World and Disneyland Park eagerly await the transformation of one of their cherished rides into a grand cinematic spectacle, eager to witness the magic unfold on the silver screen.
The new movie is scheduled to hit theaters this summer on July 28.
Disney released a brand-new trailer for #HauntedMansion. In theaters July 28.
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