Ready For A Space Mountain Movie?

Space Mountain

by James White |
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The films themselves have been of varying quality, but there's no denying that Disney has made a boatload of money from the franchises adapted from its theme park rides, particularly the Pirates Of The Caribbean adventures. So it'll no doubt be hoping for success turning iconic attraction Space Mountain into a movie.

Joby Harold, who has worked on the likes of King Arthur Legend Of The Sword and Zack Snyder's Army Of The Dead, is writing the script for a live-action family film based on the ride. The project is at an early stage, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, the Mouse House intends this for cinemas before it heads to Disney+.

First introduced to Walt Disney World in Florida in 1975, the space-themed indoor roller coaster has since become a fixture in the Tomorrowland section, opening in California's Disneyland in 1977. Since then, it has taken on different themes as the company promoted other things, including, for a short time, a Star Wars-centric version called Hyperspace Mountain.

Talking of the company's Lucasfilm cash cow, Harold is also writer and executive producer on the Obi-Wan-focused series, which star Ewan McGregor is now saying will kick off shooting in March.

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