Haunted Mansion is an upcoming American supernatural horror comedy film directed by Justin Simien from a screenplay by Katie Dippold. The film stars LaKeith Stanfield, Rosario Dawson, Chase W. Dillon, Owen Wilson, Tiffany Haddish, Winona Ryder, Dan Levy, Hasan Minhaj, Danny DeVito, Jared Leto, and Jamie Lee Curtis. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Rideback, it is the second theatrical film adaptation of Walt Disney’s theme park attraction The Haunted Mansion, following the 2003 film of the same name. In the film, Gabbie (Dawson) and Travis (Dillon) enlists the aid of a team to help exorcise the mansion and destroy the ghosts around them.
Plans for the reboot adaptation based on The Haunted Mansion began in July 2010, when Guillermo del Toro, who intended to write and produce, stated the project would take place in a heightened reality rather than in a real-world setting. del Toro was no longer attached as the project’s director in July 2013. After spending years in development hell, Disney officially announced Haunted Mansion in August 2020, with Dippold signed on to write a new screenplay for the film. Simien negotiated to direct the film by April 2021, and was officially confirmed three months later. The primary cast was confirmed from July to October, while additional cast was announced the following year. Principal photography began from mid-October 2021 to late February 2022.
Haunted Mansion is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 28, 2023, by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
The VFX are made by:
DNEG VFX Supervisor – Sebastian von Overheidt
The Production VFX Supervisor is Edwin Rivera.
Director: Justin Simien
Release Date: July 28, 2023 USA