An Iconic Disneyland Ride Is Getting Turned Into A Movie - Report
A script for a Space Mountain movie is coming from the writer of Disney+'s Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series.
The popular Disney ride Space Mountain is being adapted into a movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Writer Joby Harold, who is also behind Disney+'s upcoming 2020 Obi-Wan Kenobi series, has been hired to pen the script for the live-action adaptation and serve as producer.
Joining Harold as producer is his wife Tory Tunnell (My Blind Brother) and Rideback Productions (The Lego Movie franchise, Aladdin). Details on the newly hatched project are still fairly barebones--there's no plot or casting information yet--but the movie is expected to have a theatrical rather than streaming release.
Since first debuting at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in 1975 and Disneyland in 1977, Space Mountain has gone on to become practically synonymous with the parks themselves. The indoor roller coaster has riders blast off through a swirling solar field and throttle through many twists and turns--which should provide plenty of thrills and also serve as a good launching pad for big-screen fun. In recent years, the ride has also seen temporarily retheming to become a Star Wars-centric attraction called Hyperspace Mountain.
While Florida's Walt Disney World is currently welcome guests under COVID-19 safety guidelines, California's Disneyland remains closed. However, Disney has requested the state of California allow the park to open and recently laid off 28,000 employees, partially blaming the state's unwillingness to reopen theme parks.
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