Will Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’ Scare Up A Spooky Sequel?

by Thomas Tuna

A haunted house can have many rooms.

Haunted Mansion–a reworking of the 2003 Disney horror-comedy–doesn’t even hit the big screen for another few weeks, but director Justin Simien already sees the possibility of a follow-up film somewhere down the road.

The filmmaker–speaking to SFX Magazine–said a sequel to Haunted Mansion is “definitely in the realm of possibility. We set up a lot that other stories could derive from and continue from.”

Simien said the film deals with “the lore of the 99 haunts,” adding that “it was about expanding what we know and what we can see around the story a bit further–but not filling in every blank.”

The director added that working on this feature has been “really satisfying. But it also leaves the door open for a lot more.”

Haunted Mansion–helmed by Simien and scripted by Katie Dippold–lands in theaters July 28, following single mom Gabbie (Rosario Dawson) as she moves into a New Orleans mansion with her son (Chase Dillon). And that’s when things turn creepy.

When they discover their new house is haunted, they turn to a priest (Owen Wilson), a paranormal expert (LaKeith Stanfield), a psychic (Tiffany Haddish) and a cranky historian (Danny DeVito) for help.

Rounding out the cast are a couple of Oscar winners: Jamie Lee Curtis (as Madame Leota) and Jared Leto (as The Hatbox Ghost).

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Haunted Mansion.


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