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The Haunted Mansion is an upcoming film based on the attraction of the same name. It is a reboot of the 2003 film adaptation.

Premise

Gabbie, a single mother, and her young son recently purchased a New Orleans estate at auction only to discover it isn’t quite as empty as they expected. Gabbie hires a grieving widower who works as a ghost tour guide, a psychic, a priest, and a local historian to exorcise the vengeful spirit from the Haunted Mansion.[1]

Cast

  • Lakeith Stanfield as Ben Matthias, a man who "was once an engineer working on a camera that could perceive paranormal activity, but after the death of his wife, his life fell to pieces. Now he’s an unenthusiastic ghost tour guide in the French Quarter of New Orleans who no longer believes in the paranormal."[1]
  • Tiffany Haddish as Harriet, a "a hapless psychic who is hired to speak with the spirits at the Haunted Mansion."[1]
  • Owen Wilson[2]
  • Rosario Dawson[3]
  • Danny DeVito as "a smug professor."[4]

Production

A Haunted Mansion reboot was announced as far back as 2010 with the intent to have Guillermo del Toro write, produce and direct the film.[5] His take would have featured the famous Hatbox Ghost in a major role and be legitimately terrifying and funny.[6] Imagineer Jason Surrell was brought on as a creative consultant.[7] However, due to numerous delays, del Toro dropped out as director, but would remain as a writer and producer.[8] Ryan Gosling had entered early negotiations to star, while D.V. DeVincentis was hired to rewrite the script.[9] Ultimately, nothing came of this version.

In August 2020, Katie Dippold was hired to pen a new screenplay, while Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich would co-produce.[10] The following year, Justin Simien signed on as director,[11] while Tiffany Haddish and Lakeith Stanfield entered negotiations to star.[1]

In August 2020, it was revealed that casting was underway for the roles of Master Gracey and his wife, the Mariner, the butler, the Bride (based on the Constance Hatchaway version), and a duelist. Additionally, roles for the portrait ghosts are also underway.[12]

Production is expected to begin in October 2021 under the working title Joyride.[13] Owen Wilson and Rosario Dawson joined the cast in early September.[2][3] In mid-October, Danny DeVito joined the project.[4]

Trivia

  • This is the first film based on an attraction that is a reboot.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Tyrrell, Caitlin (July 26, 2021). "HAUNTED MANSION: INTEREST IN TIFFANY HADDISH AND LAKEITH STANFIELD TO STAR AND EXCITING STORY DETAILS: EXCLUSIVE". The Illuminerdi.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kit, Borys (September 8, 2021). "Owen Wilson to Star in Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’ (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hipes, Patrick (September 9, 2021). "Rosario Dawson Books A Room In Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’ Movie". Deadline.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Pillot, Dempsey (October 18, 2021). "Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’ Adds Danny DeVito". The Disinsider.
  5. Radish, Christina (July 27, 2010). "SDCC2010: Guillermo del Toro Interview DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK; Plus Info on THE HAUNTED MANSION, FRANKENSTEIN and HELLBOY".
  6. Schwartz, Terri (July 24, 2010). "Guillermo Del Toro Dishes On 'Haunted Mansion' Remake".
  7. Armstrong, Josh (May 14, 2012). "Jason Surrell assembles The Art of Marvel's The Avengers". KnowTheArtist.com.
  8. Chitwood, Adam (July 10, 2013). "Guillermo del Toro Gives Updates on JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK and HAUNTED MANSION; Confirms He Won't Direct HAUNTED MANSION". Retrieved on April 22, 2021.
  9. McNary, Dave (April 9, 2015). "Ryan Gosling to Star in Guillermo del Toro's 'Haunted Mansion'". Retrieved on April 22, 2021.
  10. Kit, Borys (August 28, 2020). "'Haunted Mansion' Movie in the Works With Writer Katie Dippold (Exclusive)".
  11. Kroll, Justin (April 22, 2021). "Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’ Pic Finds Its Director In ‘Dear White People’ Helmer Justin Simien".
  12. Lancaster, Jessica (August 17, 2021). "THESE ARE THE GHOSTS YOU’LL FIND IN DISNEY’S NEW ‘HAUNTED MANSION’ MOVIE [EXCLUSIVE]". That Hashtag Show.
  13. Pillot, Dempsey (September 1, 2021). "Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’ Reboot Begins Filming Later This Month!". The Disinsider.


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Media
Films: The Haunted MansionReboot

Television specials: Muppets Haunted Mansion
Books: Tales from the Haunted MansionThe Haunted MansionDisney Kingdoms: The Haunted MansionKingdom KeepersThe Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic
Video games: Adventures in the Magic KingdomThe Haunted MansionWalt Disney World ExplorerKinect: Disneyland AdventuresDisney Infinity: 2.0 EditionDisney Crossy RoadDisney Emoji BlitzThe Haunted Mansion: The Black Widow Bride

Disney Parks
The Haunted MansionPhantom ManorMystic ManorHaunted Mansion HolidayMemento MoriMuseum of the Weird
Characters
Ghost HostMadame LeotaCaretakerMaster GraceyHatbox GhostHitchhiking GhostsThe Singing BustsGeorge HightowerConstance HatchawayRavenCaptain GoreLittle LeotaOrganistThe Coffin OccupantSally SlaterThe BridePickwickThe MarinerPrudence PockBluebeardDeathThe ExecutionerDuelistsGramsAlexander NitrokoffMiss April DecemberOne-Eyed Black Cat

Phantom Manor: Melanie RavenswoodHenry RavenswoodMartha Ravenswood
Mystic Manor: Henry MysticAlbertCaptain Mary OceaneerMaestro D'ElfmanThe Monkey King Statue
Haunted Mansion Holiday: Jack SkellingtonOogie BoogieLock, Shock and BarrelSallyZeroThe Vampire Teddy-BearZero • The Giant Snake • The Man-Eating Wreath • The One hiding under your bed • Skeleton Reindeer
The Museum of the the Weird: The Mistress of Evil • The Candleman • Madame ZarkovThe Grandfather Coffin Clock
Characters from Spinoffs: Elizabeth HenshawRamsleyEmmaEzraJim EversSara EversMegan EversMichael EversZombiesZeke Holloway • Friendly Ghosts • Atticus ThornAmicus ArcaneDanny CroweMaxwell KeepMelody KeepRoland Keep

Miscellaneous
Grim Grinning GhostsGracey ManorThe Flying DutchmanThe Ghost Relations DepartmentTarot Cards • Mystic Manor • Ravenswood Manor • Big Thunder MountainThunder MesaBig Thunder Mining CompanyIocane PowderBeacon of Souls • Bravery Tonic • Mumbo Doll • Soul GemsSeaman's Ring • Brotherhood of the Soul • Order of Shadows • Mystic Manor Theme SongThe Sinister 11
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