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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:52 am 
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One of Disney's biggest live action franchises came about as the result of one of its theme park rides. In fact, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Lies is currently filming, the fifth movie in the series, that's due to land in 2017.

Less successful was the film based on The Haunted Mansion, but let's not talk about that one.

Anyway, Disney executives have clearly been having a gander around the firm's theme parks, as they've resurrected plans for a film based on the Tower Of Terror ride. This is the one based in a rickety Hollywood Tower hotel in the 1930s, that in turn is based on The Twilight Zone. You're basically strapped in, sent on a lift up many floors, which them plummets. There's a good two hours of entertainment in that, friends.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:20 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:24 pm 
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Seriously?! Didn't they do this already back in the 90s? :eyebrow:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:20 am 
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They already made a Haunted Mansion movie in 2003, doesn't stop Guillermo del Toro from producing a new adaptation that completely ignores the earlier film. I think the Twilight Zone connection allows Tower to Terror to be a ride with a number of potential storylines.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:12 pm 
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Would much rather have them do Tokyo's Tower of Terror. Get a Disney Kingdoms-style Theme Park Cinematic Universe going built around the Society of Explorers and Adventurers.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:45 pm 
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Would much rather have them do Tokyo's Tower of Terror. Get a Disney Kingdoms-style Theme Park Cinematic Universe going built around the Society of Explorers and Adventurers.


Well, why don't they?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:57 am 
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They already made a Haunted Mansion movie in 2003, doesn't stop Guillermo del Toro from producing a new adaptation that completely ignores the earlier film. I think the Twilight Zone connection allows Tower to Terror to be a ride with a number of potential storylines.


I doubt Disney would pay CBS for the rights to use "The Twilight Zone" in this case. It's one thing to have a theme park ride, it's another to have a wide release of a movie with merch, home media etc. That's probably why the 1997 TV movie never mentions it.

Tokyo's plotline would be better if they were going to use an existing ride storyline.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:27 pm 
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EXCLUSIVE: Armed with a treatment by Big Fish scribe John August, Disney is now looking to hire a screenwriter to give feature treatment to Tower Of Terror, long one of the most popular rides in its theme parks. Jim Whitaker is producing this with August, after he and the A-list writer hatched an idea based on the theme park attraction and the studio sparked to their vision.


http://deadline.com/2015/10/tower-of-te ... 201592331/


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EXCLUSIVE: Armed with a treatment by Big Fish scribe John August, Disney is now looking to hire a screenwriter to give feature treatment to Tower Of Terror, long one of the most popular rides in its theme parks. Jim Whitaker is producing this with August, after he and the A-list writer hatched an idea based on the theme park attraction and the studio sparked to their vision.


http://deadline.com/2015/10/tower-of-te ... 201592331/


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The premise: Five people in a posh hotel take an elevator and disappear after it is hit by lightning.


As how a ToT movie should be. (I never saw the 1997 movie...did it have the same basic plot?)

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