Disney’s Haunted Mansion Movie Sets Dear White People’s Justin Simien To Direct

Posted: 04/26/2021 in Screen Rant Articles
Dear White People's Justin Simiens Signs on to Direct Disneys Haunted Mansion


Disney’s new The Haunted Mansion movie adaptation has found a director with Justin Simien. The project has been in limbo for almost a decade now, with big names like Guillermo del Toro and Ryan Gosling once in talks to write and star. Now, the film seems to be picking up momentum once more.

The original movie version of the Haunted Mansion was released in 2003. Directed by Rob Minkoff, the film starred Eddie Murphy along with Terrance Stamp, Nathaniel Parker, Marsha Thomason, Jennifer Tilly and Dina Spybey. The movie was an attempt by Disney to capitalize on the famous theme park attraction of the same name as they had done with the successful Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Unfortunately, the horror comedy received a lukewarm reception from audiences and critics alike, and did not make enough at the box-office to be deemed a true success.

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