VIDEO: First Look At Disney’s New Haunted Mansion Movie
The studio dropped a teaser trailer for the upcoming movie this week.
The film is actually the second film adaptation of the ride, following 2003’s The Haunted Mansion starring Eddie Murphy.
The new film has been a long time coming, with plans for the project first announced in 2010, when Guillermo del Toro was attached to write and produce and Ryan Gosling was in negotiations to star.
Since then, there have been many changes and developments, including several stars added to the cast.
The upcoming movie has a star-studded cast, including Rosario Dawson, Owen Wilson, LaKeith Stanfield, and Tiffany Haddish. The film will also feature several notable figures from the ride, including Jared Leto as the Hatbox Ghost and Jamie Lee Curtis as Madame Leota.
At Disney’s D23 Expo in September 2022, it was also announced that Winona Ryder, Dan Levy and Hasan Minaj would also be part of the cast.
The original 2003 film centered on two real estate agents who find themselves trapped in the Haunted Mansion with their two children, the new movie takes a slightly different approach.
The New Haunted Mansion film revolves around a single mother (Dawson) and her 9-year-old son who move into a New Orleans mansion hoping for a fresh start. However, they quickly learn that the home is not what it appears to be and they enlist the help of several different figures, including a paranormal tour guide (Stanfield), a psychic (Haddish), a priest (Wilson) and a historian (DeVito).
One thing is certain about the newest Haunted Mansion film – Disney fans are going to love it!!