Jon Favreau to Direct MAGIC KINGDOM for Disney

     November 10, 2010


Disney has hired Jon Favreau (Iron Man) to direct Magic Kingdom.  According to Heat Vision, the film centers on “the Disneyland theme park in which attractions and characters come to life.”  We don’t know much about the film for right now apart from that plot description, but it’s easy to think of the film as a Disney version of Night at the Museum until we get a grasp of what the final product will be like.   Battlestar Galactica’s Ron Moore wrote the latest screenplay draft, but a new writer is expected to come on and work with Favreau on a new draft.  Hit the jump to see what other films Disney has planned that are based on their theme park rides.

Magic Kingdom is the latest Disney film currently in production that is based on one of their theme park attractions.  Earlier this week, it was reported Disney has an action-adventure film in that works that is based on their Enchanted Tiki Room show.   The studio also has Guillermo del Toro working on a reboot of The Haunted Mansion.  Then there is the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which is set to hit theaters on May 20, 2011.

Jon Favreau’s next film, Cowboys & Aliens, will be released next summer on July 29, 2011.  He’s also expected to return for Iron Man 3, but there has been no official confirmation announced yet.


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