Hollywood actress Margot Robbie is getting together with Disney for a magic carpet ride of sorts. The starlet will be working on a film based on Disney’s most famous theme park ride.
The film will be based on Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, a mine train-style coaster that takes riders through the base of a canyon during an earthquake.
The script will likely be from Power Rangers duo Kieran and Michele Mulroney although the story is still a secret more is expected to be known at the Disney convention in Anaheim next month.
The Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opened in Disneyland in 1979 and is the work of visionary Imagineer Tony Baxter. The attraction was one of the first in a Disney park.
The ride is so popular that other versions of Big Thunder have subsequently opened at the Magic Kingdom in Florida as well as Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris.
According to popular folklore, Big Thunder was a mountain where miners struck gold but their findings came at a cost when the ground started to shake.
It appears that Disney has taken a shine to making films based on theme park attractions. Its most recent hit was Jungle Cruise which was a hit with a sequel in the pipeline. Jungle Cruise had Dwayne Johnson headlining it with Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramirez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons and Paul Giamatti.
The movie stars Dr Lily Houghton a researcher and her brother who team up with Frank a skipper to locate a mystical tree in the Amazon, however they are pursued by evil entities lusting after immortality.
Other films in the works include Haunted Mansion starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish and Marvel star Scarlett Johansson who will be starring in an adaptation of the Tower of Terror.
Haunted Mansion will be a supernatural horror comedy that is set for release in 2023. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures the film is about a single mum named Gabbie and her 9-year-old son who are looking to start a new life. They move into a strangely affordable mansion in New Orleans only to discover that the place is much more than they bargained for.