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Scarlett Johansson is staying on the Disney ride. The actor, who has Disney and Marvel’s Black Widow due out in two weeks, is attached to produce Tower of Terror, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley is penning the script for the project based on the classic Disney theme park ride. Plot details are being kept under wraps, and it is unclear if the Oscar nominee would act in the project as well. Johansson is producing via her These Pictures banner with Jonathan Lia.
Collider first reported the news.
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror opened in 1994 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, with other Tower of Terror rides opening at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, France’s Walt Disney Studios Park and Tokyo DisneySea. The ride is known for ending with a terrifying drop. Tower of Terror was previously made into a 1997 TV movie starring Steve Guttenberg as a reporter investigating the case of a 1930s hotel where people mysteriously disappeared, with Kirsten Dunst playing his niece.
Disney has found past success with films based on its rides, with Pirates of the Caribbean spawning five films earning $4.5 billion combined. The Tower of Terror development comes as Disney prepares to unleash another ride feature. Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, opens July 30.
Johansson and Cooley are repped by CAA.
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