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Jon Favreau to Direct “Magic Kingdom” Movie

11 November 2010 3 Comments

Have you ever wondered what happens at Magic Kingdom after the last guest leaves?  Thanks to Disney and Jon Favreau, we may soon find out.

Favreau, director of the wildly popular “Iron Man” movies, is currently negotiating with Walt Disney Studios to produce “Magic Kingdom,” a film starring everyone’s favorite park.  The movie, similar to Fox’s “Night at the Museum,” would feature rides, characters -  maybe even the Hall of Presidents? – come to life.

Apparently, Disney has been looking to make its Disneyland park in California the setting for a family-friendly film for some time (although it’s not clear whether the setting would be Magic Kingdom in Florida, or Disneyland in California.)  A previous script submitted by Ronald Moore of “Battlestar Galactica” fame has been passed over at this time, though, and a new writer will be brought on board to pen a new script from Favreau’s concept.

The studio plans to take its time with the endeavor, so no word on when to expect the fanstasy film.  For now, Favreau will busy himself filming “Iron Man 3″, due out in the summer of 2013.  But we’ll watch this one with anticipation.  Because it would be nice if some of those presidents could finally sit down.

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  • Borah said:

    I would love to see a movie of the “Kingdom Keepers”. It is a book by Ridley Pearson about Disney after dark. It sounds a lot like this. It would be so interesting…

  • David said:

    How about an Epic Mickey movie?

  • Zane Figg said:

    Borah — I’ve seen some folks wondering aloud on message boards whether this will be a Kingdom Keepers kind of flick. We’ll have to wait and see!

    David — Great idea; I bet it’ll come around eventually!

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