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Disney’s ‘Big Thunder Mountain’ film finds directors

ByMary M. Ward

Aug 17, 2022

Another classic Disney theme park ride, Big Thunder Mountain, is getting the Hollywood treatment with Hawk Eye directors Bert and Bertie at the helm. As many of you probably know, that’s not exactly out of the norm for Disney. The Haunted Mansion and The Pirates Of The Caribbean spawned some pretty successful films. In the case of Pirates of the Caribbean, we ended up with a whole blockbuster franchise that’s been going on for almost 20 years now.

The ride itself was originally launched at Disneyland in Anaheim, California in 1979. When Disney realized how successful the ride was, they built another one at Magic Kingdom in Orlando. Years later, they would also open other iterations of the ride in Tokyo and Paris.

No one really knows what the movie will look like at the end of the day, but the ride itself might offer some clues. The iconic carousel has a rustic aesthetic. This is a classic mine cart ride, set in a city hit by gold rush fever in the United States. The whole prospector theme definitely lends itself to tons of different directions. We could get a vintage piece about a family whose lives are changed forever when they find gold. Or, Disney could go in a more fairytale direction. Either way, it’s exciting to speculate.

There are already a few people attached to the project. First up we have Bert and Bertie, the team of directors behind Hawk Eye. LuckyChap Entertainment and Tom Free are set to produce. Kieran and Michele Mulroney were also chosen to serve as writers on the project. As mentioned, no actual plot details have been revealed yet. We don’t even really know where the team is in the project. Keep an eye out here, and more news is likely to be on the way!

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