Scarlett Johansson To Star And Produce Disney's Tower Of Terror Movie

Inside Out screenwriter Josh Cooley has been tapped to write the script.


Scarlett Johansson will produce and star in Disney's new Tower of Terror movie, according to a report by Collider. Other names attached to the project include writer Josh Cooley--Toy Story 4 director and Inside Out screenwriter--and Jonathan Lia, who will produce alongside Johansson's production company These Pictures.

No director has been selected yet, though according to Collider's sources and to no one's surprise, Disney is hoping for a big name. The plot too is shrouded under mystery, though ostensibly, it will be in some way related to Disney's eponymous theme park ride.

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Tower of Terror is a drop tower ride inspired by the classic anthology TV show The Twilight Zone. The attraction includes a fictional Hollywood Tower Hotel, and visitors get to take a trip to the fictional fifth dimension. Previous film adaptations inspired by the Tower of Terror ride include the 1997 film of the same title directed by D.J. MacHale. In the movie, a journalist is on a mission to find out why a group of people mysteriously disappeared on an elevator during Halloween.

Johansson reprises her role as super spy Natasha Romanoff in the upcoming Black Widow movie. Releasing on July 9, Black Widow will be available simultaneously in theaters and for $30 on Disney's streaming service, Disney+, as part of Premier Access. The movie will follow Black Widow after the events of Captain America: Civil War and will dig more into the life of Natasha Romanoff before the events of Avengers: Infinity War.

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