If you remember 2003, Eddie Murphy graced the big screen in The Haunted Mansion, a movie based on the popular attraction at Disney theme parks. Well, fast-forward to 2023, and Haunted Mansion is set to scare another entire generation of movie-goers. And to get us prepared for the fright to come, Disney dropped a new trailer for the upcoming movie and it is definitely a must-see!
The 2023 version of Haunted Mansion is directed by Justin Simien, the filmmaker behind the Netflix hit, Dear White People (2014). Simien also was a former Disneyland cast member; therefore, he unquestionably knows the in’s-and-out’s of the beloved attraction to convert it into a box office hit! To ensure that audiences feel as if they are a part of the “Haunted Mansion” experience and all that it entails, Simien said that he and his crew became “obsessed” with every detail.
“When I got the job, the first thing we did was we extensively toured [the ride],” Simien said in an interview with mickeyblog.com.
He continued, “You really do meet the mansion the way you would as a guest at the park: through the eyes of a new cast exploring the lore along with you.”
So, just what can fans expect from the upcoming spooky treat? Well, there isn’t much out there in terms of plot summaries; however, Collider.com, has shared what they know below.
[Haunted Mansion follows the story of] a single mom named Gabbie hires a tour guide, a psychic, a priest, and a historian to help exorcise their newly bought mansion; after discovering it is inhabited by ghosts.
Intrigued? So are we!
In terms of the cast? Who can we expect to see on the big screen? The star-studded cast of Haunted Mansion includes: LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Chase Dillon and Dan Levy. Jamie Lee Curtis will star as Madame Leota and Jared Leto will star as The Hatbox Ghost.
You don’t have to wait very long to take a tour of the mansion. Haunted Mansion will hit theaters mid-summer on July 28th!
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