Scarlett Johansson is about to lead Marvel’s Black Widow movie next month, but once she’s done there, it’s off to a film adaptation of Disney’s beloved Tower of Terror ride.
She will star in the film and produce it through her Three Pictures production company, with Inside Out scribe Josh Cooley currently working on the screenplay.
No director has been attached yet, but Disney is reportedly looking for someone who has a unique vision for the project.
Scarlett Johansson Enters The Tower
This will be the Tower of Terror’s second drop into the cinematic world. A film of the same name starring Steve Guttenberg and Kristen Dunst was made in 1997, and other attractions would receive film adaptations with The Country Bears in 2002, The Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl in 2003 (The latter receiving several sequels), Tomorrowland in 2015, and the upcoming Jungle Cruise.
Given Disney’s mixed relationship with the horror genre, we can only hope Scarlett Johansson’s Tower of Terror will supply ample scares while still being pitched at a family audience (Though their recent hit Cruella hints that the Mouse House might be willing to aim films at adults from time to time).
Plot details for the new Tower of Terror film are being kept as hidden its unlucky riders’ pasts, but when they’re uncovered, The Illuminerdi will be there to illuminate you on them all. Until then, you can see Scarlett Johansson next in Marvel’s Black Widow this July and in the upcoming Little Shop of Horrors remake where she’ll co-star alongside Taron Egerton.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter