Disney seems to be delighted with Scarlett Johansson, who is collaborating with the company again to produce and star in a film adaptation of Tower of Terror (The Tower of Terror). According ColliderThe actress is working with Josh Cooley, responsible for Toy Story 4, on a script based on the famous Disneyland attraction. The film does not yet have a director.
Although it is a bit strange that Disney makes this decision now, considering that Disneyland decided to remodel the Tower of Terror attraction in 2017 to make it the attraction Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! However, there is still a version of the attraction at Tokyo DisneySea, Disney World and Paris Disney. The original Tower of Terror attraction opened in 1994 and was inspired by the series The Twilight Zone. In 2004, their own version of the attraction was opened at Disneyland.
The attraction is structured like an episode of Twilight Zone in which park visitors become guests of a famous Hollywood hotel. The elevator takes visitors to the rooms and then Tower of Terror turns into an enchanted place and visitors fall several floors to “their death.”
In 1997, Walt Disney Television produced a television movie based on the Tower of Terror, starring Steve Guttenberg and Kirsten Dunst. Was the Disney’s first movie based on a theme park attraction. Since then, Disney has kept its attractions and movies close by. Some examples are Pirates of the Caribbean, Tomorrowland, and Haunted Mansion.
Disney has previously flirted with a film adaptation of Tower of Terror in 2015, although the project never came to fruition. Now, The film will feature Scarlett Johansson, better known as the Black Widow of the MCU. The film will open in theaters and will be available on Disney Plus Premier Access.