Guillermo del Toro's secret next project: Disney's Haunted Mansion

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Guillermo del Toro rocked our worlds with Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth, so we've been dying to know what top-secret project he signed onto after ditching The Hobbit. Now it's revealed: He's directing Disney's Haunted Mansion 3-D. Uh, what?

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Disney put out a press release announcing the news this afternoon, including this quote from GDT himself:

Dark imagery is an integral part of the Walt Disney legacy. After all, Disney himself was the father of some really chilling moments and characters - think Chernabog from Fantasia or Maleficent as the Dragon or the Evil Queen in Snow White. I couldn't be more excited to be a part of my own adaptation of the original theme park attraction Walt envisioned and that remains- for me- the most desirable piece of real estate in the whole world!"

What do you think: Will del Toro be Disneyfied? Or will he bring his dark, unique vision to the Haunted Mansion?

DISCUSSION

I actually think he'll make a really cool Haunted Mansion movie. I never saw the Eddie Murphy one, but really - they could've done something very cool with it.

I just can't believe he left The Hobbit to do it.