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'Transformers' Writer Ehren Kruger To Pen Matterhorn-Based Pic For Disney

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 22, 2012 4:26 PM
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Given the monstrous success of the "Pirates Of The Caribbean" franchise, it's no surprise that Disney has been ramping up development on other movies-based-on-rides. You asked for this people. Last summer, they added a movie inspired by the Matternhorn to the pile that also includes a potential Tom Hanks and Tim Allen re-team for "Jungle Cruise," Guillermo del Toro's "The Haunted Mansion," Jon Favreau and Michael Chabon's "Magic Kingdom" and even something about The Enchanted Tiki Room. Anyway, it looks like the studio continues to climb up the mountain. 

Disney Get The (Matter)Horn For Another Theme Park Movie 'The Hill'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 30, 2011 2:36 AM
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Plus We Pitch Five More Disney Ride MoviesWhen your much-mocked idea to turn a 40-year-old theme park ride into a movie turns out to be the start of a franchise that's grossed $3 billion worldwide, it becomes tempting to repeat the success. So, despite the underwhelming early attempts like "The Haunted Mansion" and "The Country Bears," "Pirates of the Caribbean" being Disney's new crown jewel has caused them to put all kinds of ride-based pictures in development.

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