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Disney Live action movies confirmed for 2003

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Joe, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. Joe

    Joe New Member

    it was mentioned in one of the Country Bears threads (which I can't seem to find) that Disney had plans to make two other live action movies based on rides at disney world, one for the Haunted Mansion, and one for Pirates of the Caribean, but it wasn't known wheather they were gonna go through with them or not, These movies seem to be definate, I just got the new nintendo power magazine and TDK Mediactive and Disney interactive are already working on games for GameCube that will be released next year along with the movies.
  2. Gonzo

    Gonzo Active Member


    The recycling never stops. And here I used to think recycling was a good thing.

  3. radionate

    radionate New Member

    I can't help but be optimistic about the Haunted Mansion movie, only because the story that has been created to go along with the ride is incredible, and if they stick to that at all then it might be decent.

    Of course the reality is that they won't, the story will be some PG kid friendly dork filled celluloid torture that will feature cheap cameos, and lame/can't act their way out of a paper bag teen heart throb of the month stars. But I suppose if the actors are even remotely cute, I'll go see it! (Just kidding.....well maybe not)
  4. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry New Member

    Do you have sources on this, or are you just being cynical? I'll understand if it's later.
  5. radionate

    radionate New Member

    No Chris, no official sources. I'm just using Disney "Logic". The country bears could have been so much better (no I didn't go see it, I had no desire to see something I hold so near and dear turned into sh**. (that's the only word to describe it)
  6. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt New Member

    That seems like accurate Disney logic to me, Nate :rolleyes:

    - Billy :cool:
  7. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry New Member

    Accually, I think this logic can apply to any movie studio.
  8. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Active Member

    *cheers* Yes! Haunted Mansion movie! One of my two favorite attractions at the Disney theme parks (the other being, of course, Muppet Vision 3*D). Of course, one has to wonder if people actually know the story that goes along with the ride (about Master Gracey, and Madame and Little Leota, and all that fun schtuff there).

    As much as I'd dislike to, I have to agree with you on that point. I can see them using the story from the old read-along tape that used to be in print a long, long time ago that was about two teens wandering through a haunted mansion. And I can see them using the lame teen heartthrobs too. Hopefully, if they use cameos, they won't be too bad.

    Though ANY Haunted Mansion movie made without Paul Frees is just inconceivable.
  9. radionate

    radionate New Member

    Get ready to conceive it. You do know that they just dubbed in some new dialouge at the parks too don't you. People panicked that they were going to remove him compleatly.
  10. I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE The Haunted Mansion.

    *kissy fase* (lol)

    It is my favorite attraktion at WDW, and when I was there for a week when I was 17 I rode it about 5 or 6 times. I kanNOT get enough of it. I have pikture of it sittin' on my komputer desk, my "home away from home" if you will, and my keykhain for my kar and house keys is a big ol' skeleton key with the HM logo emblazoned on the head.

    Love, LOVE, LOVE that dear attraktion...

  11. Joe

    Joe New Member

    (has the same keychain hanging on his wall, the silver one, think I have the gold one here somewhere too..)

    haunted mansion is one of my favourite rides, havn't been there for a while though.. and I did like the made for TV movie disney did about the tower of terror, but it wouldn't have made it at the box office. I hope they do hold the movie true to the story of the ride, otherwise it just wouldn't make sense..

    as for pirates of the caribean, I can only say one thing. - Oh I'm chasing that lady because she has muffins, not for some other not Disney appropriate reason. ;)
  12. kansasteen14

    kansasteen14 New Member

    I dont know much about the pirates movie but do know that for HM(haunted mansion) they have plans to put Eddie Murphy in it and it sounds like the most retarded thing.
  13. Bean Bunny

    Bean Bunny New Member


    Here some information from filmforce.net on the upcoming pirate movie : warning spoiler:

    But then there's the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced adaptation of Pirates of the Caribbean – cue the ride theme song. I have much higher hopes for this one.

    The picture is set to start shooting in October under the direction of Gore Verbinski (Mouse Hunt, The Mexican). Only two of the major roles have been filled so far. Johnny Depp will play Jack Sparrow, a swashbuckling benevolent pirate. And Geoffrey Rush (Shine, Shakespeare in Love) will play Captain Blackheart, an evil pirate who leads his crew on a mission to break an ancient curse.

    While Verbinski's credits don't exactly thrill me to no end, I'm hopeful, and stoked about Depp and Rush being involved – they'll both make great pirates. I'm even more hopeful after corresponding with an anonymous source who was happy to answer some of my big questions about the film. Here's some of what I learned (Arrr... Beware of story spoilers ahead, me maties. Properly warned ye be, says I.)...

    The film begins at sea, where we meet 12-year-old Elizabeth Swann, aboard the H.M.S. Dauntless. She is accompanying her father to their new home in Port Royal. There has been talk of pirates on the ship and Elizabeth tells her father, "I think it'd be fascinating to meet a pirate." Needless to say, this upsets her father and the ship's captain, Norrington, who has sworn to rid the sea of the pillaging scum. But Elizabeth gets her wish when the ship comes upon the wreckage of a British vessel. After plucking a young boy from the water, the crew spots The Black Pearl, a legendary pirate vessel with imposing black sails.

    Flash forward eight years. Elizabeth is now a striking 20-year-old woman. Her father, now Governor Swann, is prompting her to attend the promotion ceremony for "Commodore" Norrington, whom he hopes she'll marry. We're also reacquainted with the boy who was saved from the shipwreck, Will Turner, now a handsome young man. Elizabeth still carries a gold medallion that she took from him after the rescue.

    Johnny Depp is Captain Jack Sparrow, a "swashbuckling rogue" who shows up in Port Royal aboard his tiny, leaky ship, the Jolly Mon. It doesn't take long for trouble to find Jack. He spots the H.M.S. Interceptor docked in the harbor and sneaks on board to take a closer look at the new "fastest ship in the fleet." At the nearby ceremony, Elizabeth, who has been struggling all day with a tight new corset, faints and falls into the water. Jack dives in and saves her life, but his goodwill backfires when Norrington spots the "pirate's brand" on his wrist. Norrington, whose hatred of pirates won't be undone by a single good deed, has Jack locked up.

    That night in his cell, Jack hears the rumble of cannon fire outside the prison walls. Pirates are attacking! The Black Pearl has sailed into the harbor and is turning its guns on nearby Fort Charles and on the town itself. Port Royal is under siege. Buildings are being demolished and fires are springing up everywhere. Pirates have begun to come ashore in longboats to wreak havoc on the town.

    Back at the Governor's mansion, Elizabeth fends off the invaders long enough to come up with a plan. She allows herself to be captured, but invokes the "right of parlay" (something she learned thanks to her childhood fascination with pirates). Parlay is part of the pirate's code that allows a captured party the right to be taken to a ship's captain unharmed.

    Still locked in the jail, which has been half-demolished by cannon fire, Jack is startled when two pirates burst in thinking they've found the town's armory. Jack and the pirates know each other... and aren't exactly bosom buddies. They start an argument which ends with one of the pirate's reaching through the cell bars to try and choke him. It's then that Jack notices something horrific. The pirate's wrist and hand, when bathed in a beam of moonlight, are skeletal. The stories he's heard are true... the crew of The Black Pearl has been cursed!

    Meanwhile, Elizabeth is brought before Captain Blackheart. She identifies herself as Elizabeth TURNER (to keep them from knowing they have the governor's daughter on board), and demands that he leave Port Royal and never return. He laughs Elizabeth off until she reveals a secret bargaining tool, the medallion she wears around her neck – the one she took from Will years ago. There's something about that medallion... the captain desperately wants it. He agrees to her offer, but only in part. The Black Pearl turns out to sea with Elizabeth still on board... a prisoner.

    Will frees Jack from jail and the two make a plan to commandeer a Navy ship and go after Elizabeth. Commodore Norrington also sets out on a rescue mission under orders from Governor Swann.
    A captive on the ship, Elizabeth soon learns the true cursed nature of The Black Pearl's crew. Captain Blackheart tells her, "The moonlight shows us for what we really are! We are not among the living, and so we cannot die... but neither are we dead!" She is horrified to learn that he intends to somehow use her to break the curse. "You're going to deliver us from this ****," he says. "You and the blood that runs through your veins."
    While Will and Jack are in hot pursuit of The Black Pearl, Jack reveals that he once knew Will's father, William Turner. But he knew him by his pirate name, "Bootstrap Bill." Will must face the realization that his father, whom he always believed was a merchant marine, was in fact a pirate. The pair know that Blackheart is on his way to Isla de Muerte, but they can't get there without more men – they've done good to get this far with a two man crew. They dock in Tortuga, the dregs of the Caribbean, to round up some of Jack's cronies.
    As you might imagine, our source's time was running short and he cut to the Cliff's Notes version. Will and Jack manage to rescue Liz, but Will is captured in the process. The pirates plan to use him to break the curse instead. Can Jack and Elizabeth reach Isla de Muerte in time?

    Unfortunately, our source left us hanging, but I wouldn't want the ending spoiled anyway. He shared my enthusiasm for the story and says that there are several fun references to the theme park ride that Disney lovers will get a kick out of. One occurs while Jack is his jail cell. There are three prisoners next to him desperately trying to attract the attention of a dog, sitting just out of their reach, that has the keys to the cell clutched in his teeth – that's a scene straight out of the ride.

    The script for Pirates was penned by a quartet of writers, with the most recent draft by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio (Shrek, The Mask of Zorro, The Road to El Dorado). The pair were hired to add the supernatural elements to a previous draft by Stuart Beattie. Beattie's version was a brush-up of the first draft by screenwriter Jay Wolpert (The Count of Monte Cristo). Beattie, regarded as an expert on pirates, was brought on to add realism.
  14. grail

    grail New Member

    well i'll be...

    after reading that, i'm actually kinda excited! i didn't think that was possible...at least as far as THIS film was concerned.

    thanks for the info Bean!
  15. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Active Member

    After reading the plot for the pirates movie, I am now interested.

    They WHAT?!? When the flying @&*! did they do that? Truthfully I haven't been back to WDW since '99, when my high school band marched in front of the Main Street Electrical Parade (but we didn't get to see it, which stunk to high heaven but I'll save that for another rant elsewhere). My friends and I went to both Haunted Mansion and Muppets 3*D (the latter one twice ;)) and I didn't notice anything different with the Haunted Mansion then.
  16. grail

    grail New Member

    man...the coolest thing our band ever did was play halftime at the peach bowl in '95...

    i MEAN coolest too...it was so cold out, that all the warm air that went through when i played caused a fault in the metal near my trigger to tear...

    i didn't explain that well, but the point is, it was so cold that it broke my VERY EXPENSIVE trombone...and it was not cheap to fix...
  17. radionate

    radionate New Member

    It's not a major change or addition. They added some dialoge to the entrance of the Doom Buggies ("keep your hands inside, blah blah blah). The worry of folks is that they will continue to tinker with it, until they compleatly re-dub the whole ride.
  18. Yep, I gots me the silver one on my keys. :)
  19. wolfy

    wolfy Member

    wistful after reading all the posts...


    Must be nice to be able to say that you have been to Disneyland or Walt Disney World, and that you have been on the Pirates of the Carribean, Haunted Mansion and (oops--brain fart!) rides...

    I was at Disneyland for one afternoon ... ummmm ... Good God! 31 years ago! I was taken for a ride on the Peter Pan ride, we went into something that had us being "shrunk" and we went past very cold "snowflakes" (I know they were cold because my brother touched them), but otherwise I pretty much got to stay outside the rides watching my younger brother while my other two brothers went on rides with "dad."

    I would have loved to returned, or take my kids to it now...

    Well, I guess I can live vicariously through your memories, folks...


    -- wolfy --
  20. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Active Member

    If they do I'll...I'll... Well, I dunno what I'll do, but it'll probably be drastic.

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