The Walt Disney Company is known for its numerous creations, right from cartoon characters to superheroes. After creating these characters and gaining immense success from its movies, the company is now on its way to unfold its own journey.
According to a report by Deadline, the production giant is producing a movie on one of the founders of Walt Disney and his journey who build the theme park disneyland. The movie will be directed by David Gordon Green. However, Evan Spiliotopoulos, who has worked on several Disney projects including Beauty and the Beast, and The Jungle Book 2, is penning the screenplay of the movie.
However, the upcoming untitled Disney movie will follow the journey of the first Disneyland in California, which had been built under the supervision of Walt Disney in Anaheim in 1955. The theme park attracted footfalls galore and worldwide popularity and was termed as ‘Happiest Place on earth.’ Moreover, after the immense success of Disneyland in California, it then came up in Florida, Paris, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. Although, the story will only trace the story of the first Disneyland.
However, the movie will hit the company’s streaming platform Disney+. Cavalry Media and producer Jason Reech pitched it to Disney after developing the pitch for a year. Meanwhile, the previous on-film version of walt disney was in the movie Saving Mr. Banks in 2013. In this disney movie, Tom Hanks had played the role of Walt Disney, in his attempt to bag the rights of Mary Poppins. Some other ventures that have also shown interest in the journey of disneyland had been the documentaries like The Imagineering Story and Behind the Attraction on Disney+.
While the journey of the theme park will make it to the big screen for the first time, the theme park’s attractions have inspired many movies, including the pirates of the caribbean, jungle cruise, and haunted mansion. It is under wraps when the movie would go on floors because Green has multiple projects in his kitty which include the sequel of The Exorcist as well as Halloween Ends.