Jon Favreau In Talks For "Magic Kingdom"

11/17/2010 Posted by Admin

Jon Favreau In Talks For "Magic Kingdom"

Television News

By our guest blogger, Matthew Jussim

Having achieved amazing success previously adapting rides into feature films with "Pirates of the Caribbean," Disney is developing a project based on its amusement park the "Magic Kingdom."

According to Heat Vision "Iron Man" and "Cowboys and Aliens" director Jon Favreau is in talks to direct the feature for the Mouse House.

According to Variety, the film will combine some of the park's most famous rides and attractions into a family adventure-type story, much like "Night at the Museum." Of course, the film won't take place in a museum, but instead within the confines of the Magic Kingdom park.

"Battlestar Galactica" creator Ronald D. Moore had penned a previous Disneyland-set version, but a new writer is being sought to polish things up.

Marc Abraham and Eric Newman will produce the film, which most likely won't interfere with Favreau's commitments to finishing up "Cowboys and Aliens" and the proposed "Iron Man 3."

While this movie isn't coming out right around the corner, it's definitely one to keep tabs on. People were extremely skeptical after hearing that "Pirates of the Caribbean" was set to be adapted into a film and we all know how that turned out.

If Disney can lock in Favreau as a director, the project should be in great hands, considering how he has already worked on numerous adventure and family type films before. He directed "Zathura" a few years ago and of course helmed both "Iron Man" films.

I think these types of high concept films can become too self-involved, but knowing that a smart guy like Ronald D. Moore was involved at some point and Favreau most likely will be, this is a project with some legs.

Keep it locked for more news as it comes.

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