Venerable Disney roller-coast ride Space Mountain is being developed into a film by screenwriter Joby Harold, whose credits include Zack Snyder’s upcoming Army of the Dead to Warner’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
The film will be a live-action adaptation and geared toward a family audience. Harold and wife Tory Tunnell will produce under their Safehouse Pictures banner, joined by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich’s Rideback, the producers behind Disney’s Aladdin.
Space Mountain debuted at Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort in 1975, followed by Anaheim’s Disneyland in 1977. Versions are now in five of the six Disney theme parks worldwide.
Although the ride has a space theme, there are no characters or scenes that can be adapted into the film, leaving a blank canvas for its development teams. It is being conceived as a theatrical project.
Harold is currently writing and executive producing the Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars series for Disney+. Harold is repped by Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment and Goodman Genow.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the story.
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