Disney Planning Magic Kingdom Movie?


While Variety says the project is a low priority for the studio, Disney is planning on giving its theme park attractions the “Justice League”/”Avengers” treatment with Magic Kingdom, which would be the setting of a family adventure.

Ronald Moore (“Battlestar Galactica”) already wrote a script based on his own pitch for the project that Marc Abraham and Eric Newman will produce through their Universal-based Strike Entertainment. The initial plot took place inside Disneyland, says the trade.

The studio is looking to develop the project further with a new writer, who has not been hired yet.

The movie would feature well-known Disney-owned icons such as Mickey Mouse and friends, princesses, attractions from the parks, and more.

Separately from Magic Kingdom, Disney is filming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth film in the franchise, The Haunted Mansion with Guillermo del Toro, Tomorrowland and Jungle Cruise.

On the princess side, the studio is working on live-action pics Snow and the Seven, Maleficent, and Cinderella.