It’s been several years since Guillermo Del Toro announced he was working on a movie based on Disney’s Haunted Mansion theme park ride. However we haven’t heard much about it since then, but now TheWrap reports that a deal is in the works for Ryan Gosling to star in the movie.
It would appear Del Toro and Gosling may have been plotting this for some time, as the director moderated a panel featuring the actor at SXSW and over Oscar weekend they were spotted together at Disney California Adventure.
There’s no news on the plot, but five years ago when Del Toro first announced the film, he said he wanted to create “a heightened reality, which is super designed, incredibly innovative, narratively and visually.” He added that he wanted to make “the Haunted Mansion the most haunted place on Earth… doing it by being true to the spirit and the art and the aesthetic of the original Imagineers that created the mansion.”
He’s also suggested it would be made in live-action 3D.