Earlier this week Digital Trends recently interviewed veteran Disney executive producer Brigham Taylor about a few other projects he, and Walt Disney Studios, currently have in the works. Here are a few paragraphs from that interview about a few of our favorite Sci-Fi movie rumors.
Digital Trends: You’ve had a new movie based on the Haunted Mansion attraction in development for a while now, with Guillermo Del Toro attached as a writer and director. Is that still in the works? Is Del Toro still involved?
Brigham Taylor: Guillermo is still very much attached and involved. It’s just been going at its own pace, because it’s a movie that I think will eventually get made, but should only be made when it’s absolutely ready to be made. There’s no reason to put a rush on it or back into a date. I’m happy to say we’ve been steadily working away to hone the right story for it. We’re still doing that. Guillermo is a very talented filmmaker who’s always been active with it, so once the right version of the material marries up to the right window of time for him, I think that’s when the movie gets made.
There was a report a while back that Del Toro wasn’t going to be able to direct it. Are you still planning to have him do so?