Could Charles Darwin be the next adventure movie franchise? Walt Disney Studios is hoping “Traffic” screenwriter Stephen Gaghan’s script can make the naturalist and geologist’s life into an adventure worthy of the fictional archeologist Indiana Jones. Lucasfilm has already confirmed a new Indiana Jones film… Read More »Disney orders adventure movie featuring Charles Darwin?
Brad Bird’s next film has been announced as “Tomorrowland,” but there’s a shroud of mystery surrounding the films plot and the ideas behind it. The film;s writer Damon Lindelof just gave a long interview to Grantland in which he talks about the multitude of projects… Read More »Damon Lindelof Dishes on Tomorrowland, Next Film from Brad Bird
It’s awards season and Frankenweenie has already been nominated for five Annies and earned the accolades of the New York Film Critics Circle and LA Critics. As part of the campaign to earn more, Disney has okay-ed the release of the scripts for the film… Read More »Frankenweenie Script Available Online
Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted Mansion are two attractions that have already been made into movies and there are other ideas in various stages of conception for the Walt Disney Studios including a movie based on the Magic Kingdom park concept itself. We can now add a TV show to that list as ABC has ordered a script for a show based on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster attraction.
Set in a mining town in the American southwest, the backstory for the ride involves gold mining and a curse by Native Americans that brings disaster on those who try to remove it from the ground, usually in the form of an earthquake. Guests on the roller coaster just barely escape. Whether that idea makes it into the script remains to be scene.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland was also the scene of one of the park’s biggest tragedies with an accident that resulted in the death of a guest and the serious injury of others.
The adventure based drama could air as soon as next fall if the pilot gets made and if it gets picked up.
Below the jump, my onride POV video of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster:
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Part of Chris Colfer’s appeal as Kurt Hummel on Glee is that even when he’s down, his sense of joy about just being alive shines through. When I saw his photo at Disneyland hanging out with Pinocchio, I wasn’t sure if it was that, or… Read More »Glee Star Chris Colfer makes deal with Disney Channel