Despite the news that director Guillermo del Toro was hired by Disney to write and produce a movie based on Disneyland's popular attraction The Haunted Mansion, the hiring of Jon Favreau to direct a movie about their entire Disneyland theme park called Magic Kingdom was still a little shocking.
With Favreau still editing his upcoming genre-blending adaptation Cowboys and Aliens, and Disney already assigning a release date to Iron Man 3, it seemed like a project that wouldn't require Favreau's attention for a few years, especially since a search was reportedly on for a new writer to work on Ronald D. Moore's (Battlestar Galactica) initial draft. However, in an interview on the Sirus Satellite talk show Geek Time (via ScreenRant), Favreau talked enthusiastically about the movie, and revealed he is already hard at work on the project.
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[The story for Magic Kingdom] is essentially a family caught in Disneyland, bringing all of the attractions to life. I really want to plumb the depths of the history of the park because it's a place I love to go a few times a year.