The first major GDT news has hit the ‘net from Comic Con. Guillermo made a surprise appearance at the TRON panel and announced that he (and writing partner Matthew Robbins) will be writing and producing a film inspired by the HAUNTED MANSION theme park ride.

Here is a quote from an exclusive Q&A with The Hollywood Reporter.

“It’s going to be a thrill ride for the whole family but it’s definitely going to be scary,” he said. “(Walt) Disney is one of the creators of some of the scariest images in my childhood. People forget that he not only made sweet images but also images of nightmare. We need to honor that side of the legacy.”

Die hard fans of Guillermo will know that he is a huge fan of THE HAUNTED MANSION, and has collected memorabilia in his “man cave”.

At this time Guillermo has not committed to direct the film, but has left his options open depending on the status of other projects.

We will post more news here at DTF as we get it.


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