Disney Cancels Rumored ‘Tower of Terror’ Movie
With the news officially releasing that Disney has cut all ties with actress Scarlett Johansson, this officially means that Disney has canceled the rumored Tower of Terror Movie.
The lawsuit between veteran actress Scarlett Johansson and the Walt Disney Company has been one of the ugliest developments of the summer.
The decade-long, collaborative, relationship came to an end after the actress opted for litigation against the fortune 500 company over compensation surrounding the film’s theatrical release.
The shifting distribution models have caused a shortage on many films theatrical releases; which doesn’t coincide with contracts only promising compensation for a film’s box office production.
With Disney shifting their focus to Disney+ exclusive premier access packages for their films moving forward; the uncharted territory forced Johansson to opt for legal action against her former employer in an effort for fairness on her behalf.
Unfortunately for us, this has led to Walt Disney Studios officially cutting ties with the veteran actress; eliminating all of her future projects with the company.
One of these projects was the often rumored Tower of Terror film; as reported by Giant Freaking Robot.
The news of the film was first reported by Collider, and would have acted as Disney’s latest attempt at an attraction-based film; a trend that paid dividends for the company with their well-received, and financially successful, Jungle Cruise adaptation.
The Tower of Terror film would’ve been produced by Johansson, who would have also served as an executive producer on the film.
The actress has embraced the role of producer through the years; acting as the lead producer on Black Widow.
The role allowed her to, according to Kevin Feige, find the film’s director- Cate Shortland- to which many have attributed much of the film’s success visual and narratively.
We don’t have any information on what fans would have been able to see in a Tower of Terror film, only that Johansson’s attachment likely meant a solid plan and focus for the endless possibilities.
This attempt at a Tower of Terror film would be the Studio’s second, as a Tower of Terror movie starring Steve Guttenberg and Kristen Dunst was released to poor reception in 1997.
Hollywood Tower of Terror is a Walt Disney World attraction that puts guests into an actual Twilight Zone episode; guiding them on a journey to another dimension.
The attraction was also present in Anaheim’s Disneyland; until the ride was recently changed to a Guardians of the Galaxy-themed attraction- names Mission Breakout- with the same feel and experience of the famed Tower of Terror.
We do not know if plans will potentially move forward- albeit with a different producer and star for the film- but the idea of Walt Disney Studios committing to more attraction-based films for the future has us at Mickey Blog very excited!
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