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Topic: Guillermo del Toro's Haunted Mansion film - ??

Wed 2/22/2012 3:26p
I thought this film was suppose to be on schedule to hit theaters this year.

What's going on with it?

I thought after it was announced at some comic book convention in San Diego in 2010 that by now ... was wrapping up filming.

But I have feeling .. no filming has been done .. and in fact ... development has stalled.

Can anyone shed some light on the status of it?

Wed 2/22/2012 3:42p
It was either last Oct or Nov where I saw his interview with - he said that he was just wrapping up the screenplay, so I doubt filming has even begun yet.

He was trying to collaborate with Jon Favreau because he was doing a film based on WDW or the MK or something like that (Don't quote me on that one, though LOL)
Wed 2/22/2012 3:43p
By collaborate, I mean release dates for both his and Jon's movies.
Wed 2/22/2012 3:51p
If he's just wrapping up writing the screenplay .... then I wouldn't expect the film to hit theaters till 2014. We know the film will be heavy in special effects .. which take significantly longer than live-action shooting. So .. at this point .. I'm just throwing my arms and hands up, and forget about this for the next 2 years ... Because that's how long it's going to take before it's in the can, and ready for theaters!

I feel the same about Star Trek. I was expecting the second film (with the new crew) out this year. Now it's going to be 2013, or '14.
Sara Tonin
Wed 2/22/2012 3:57p
Odd that anyone would want to do this after the 1st Haunted Mansion film
Wed 2/22/2012 4:06p
I don't find it odd at all.

The Eddie Murphy version was awful .. and universally panned.

Somebody needed to jump in ... and give audiences and fans a film worthy of the famous attraction.

I wish Sony would do that with the awful Bewitched movie they put out several years ago with Nicole Kidman. The famous, classic tv series deserves a good film, worthy of the show that ran 8 years. That film was universally panned, and hated ... and Sony's misfire should be fixed .. by creating another film - This time, done right!
Jim in Merced CA
Wed 2/22/2012 5:17p
<-- actually thought the "Bewitched" movie with Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell was okay.

(hangs head in shame)
Thu 2/23/2012 7:34a
<The Eddie Murphy version was awful .. and universally panned.

Somebody needed to jump in ... and give audiences and fans a film worthy of the famous attraction.>

I could not agree more!!
Thu 2/23/2012 1:59p
"Hey, no dark spirits! Don't you make no dark spirits come"
LOL classic!
Wed 1/23/2013 4:40p
Going on to del Torres' wiki page ... and looking at confirmed projects he has for the next few years ... seems this one has been killed off! :(

Anyone know any details .. whether it MAY happen, still?

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