This tower has been a long time in the construction.
It’s been more than two years since any word has dropped on the Disney reboot of Tower of Terror–based on the popular theme park attraction–but star and producer Scarlett Johansson this week shed a little light on the project.
When the Oscar nominee and Marvel Studios standout recently stopped by the Today Show, she said real progress has been made on the screenplay since the writers’ strike wrapped up. “Now that the strike is over with,” she said, “we’re finally able to dive back into polishing this script. It’s a massive, huge undertaking.”
Josh Cooley–who wrote Inside Out and directed Toy Story 4–is handling the script, and rumors have swirled around Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows, the Thor franchise) sitting in the director’s chair. There has been no confirmation on that news, though, so stay tuned.
The first adaptation of Tower of Terror--a 1997 TV movie–was written and directed by D.J. MacHale and starred Steve Guttenberg and Kirsten Dunst.
The Disney ride–which ends with an exhilarating free-falling elevator drop–includes a Rod Serling-sounding narrator to get riders in the right frame of mind.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this reboot of Tower of Terror.