Director David Gordon Green has been picked by Disney Studios to helm an upcoming movie about Walt Disney’s journey to build Disneyland for Disney+.
Green is an interesting choice, as he is currently attached to the new Halloween film trilogy, of which Halloween Kills just hit theaters. His other directing credits include the TV shows Red Oaks, Vice Principles, and the upcoming Hellraiser series for HBO.
In an interview with Collider for Halloween Kills, Green touched on the Disneyland movie saying,”It’s about the brotherhood of Walt and Roy Disney…it’s how do these two guys engineer something that became Disneyland.”
Not much is else is known about the direction or story line of the film, or even a name, but I’ve heard Evan Spiliotopoulos, who has a history writing on such projects as the Disney live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, has also been picked to write this film.
Walt was most recently played by Thomas Ian Nicholas in 2015’s Walt Before Mickey, and Tom Hanks in 2013’s Saving Mr. Banks, but in the same interview mentioned above, Green states he hasn’t even gotten to the point where he’s thought of somebody who could embody Disney on film for his project.
It’s still in the beginning stages, but I’m interested in seeing this film and how it tells the story of the early days before Disneyland opened.
What do you think? Are you interested in this film? And who do you think should play Walt Disney? Let me know in comments.