Ryan Gosling In Talks For Guillermo Del Toro's Haunted Mansion Movie

Could he be the Hatbox Ghost?

Haunted Mansion Disney already made a movie of their Haunted Mansion attraction, a family comedy with Eddie Murphy and... you know what? I saw it, for sure, in the cinema, but I can't for the life of me remember much about it at all. No surprise that the studio is keen to try again. This time around, the project has been spearheaded by Guillermo Del Toro, a massive fan of the 'ride.' He co-scripted a draft with Matthew Robbins, with The Hollywood Reporter saying that Grosse Point Blank's D.V. DeVincentis is writing a new draft now. And another big fan of the theme park attraction is looking to get in on the action too, with Ryan Gosling said to be 'in talks' with the studio for a role. What role he'd be playing is so far completely secret, but I quite like the idea of him being the Hatbox Ghost. Hatbox Ghost Like with the Eddie Murphy version, Disney and Del Toro are aiming this new Haunted Mansion at family audiences - I'm sure you weren't expecting a remake of Martyrs with Mickey Mouse ears, but it's worth being clear about this when there's a bona-fide horror film director involved. Next step, I suppose, is to get a director attached to actually make the thing. I'll keep you posted.
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Brendon Connelly has been a film writer since the early 90s, with time on the staff of Orbit Magazine, Slashfilm, Bleeding Cool, Den of Geek and many more. He's a long time teacher of film studies and practical filmmaking classes, and has directed music videos, commercials, short films and more. His favourite film is Terry Gilliam's Brazil, his favourite food is pancakes or crepes, and he tries to live his life by the teachings of Kermit the Frog.