So there was this:

…and then this shit happened to it:

…and now this dude’s going to happen to it:

But only kinda:


Del Toro Set to Write and Produce* Film for Disney

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 22, 2010 –Guillermo del
Toro surprised the 6,500 fans gathered today at Comic-Con with the
announcement that he is currently developing a new film for The Walt
Disney Studios based on the classic Disney theme park attraction, The
Haunted Mansion.

“Dark imagery is an integral part of the Walt Disney legacy.  After
all, Disney himself was the father of some really chilling moments and
characters – think Chernabog from Fantasia or Maleficent as the Dragon
or the Evil Queen in Snow White,” said del Toro.  “I couldn’t be more
excited to be a part of my own adaptation of the original theme
park attraction Walt envisioned and that remains- for me- the most
desirable piece of real estate in the whole world!”

“Millions of people from around the world visit The Haunted
Mansion each year, but no one has ever had a tour guide like Guillermo
del Toro,” said Rich Ross, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.
“Guillermo is one of the most gifted and innovative filmmakers working
today and he is going to take audiences on a visually-thrilling journey
like they’ve never experienced before.”

Since August 1969, foolish mortals have dared to trespass on the
macabre grounds of Disney’s Haunted Mansion. A hallowed landmark in
Disneyland’s New Orleans square, it’s the dwelling place of 999 happy
haunts dying to meet new visitors each day. The plantation-style of the
mansion’s facade is a sweet deception for visitors. Inside, ghostly doom
buggies line the hallways. Since its construction, the mysteries of the
mansion have transcended the attraction with stories surfacing about
horrifying encounters with the supernatural.  Versions of the daunting
edifice have been built at other Disney theme parks in Orlando, Tokyo
and Paris.

Unless he decides to direct it, which could happen.

DISCUSS immediately.

Press Release
*My resizing, not Disney’s.