Anyone who has been to a Disney theme park has probably screamed on Tower of Terror, the Twilight Zone-inspired elevator drop ride. It was turned into a 1997 TV movie and now, it’s getting remade, but without that iconic show attached.

Deadline reports celebrated writer John August (Big Fish, Go) has done a treatment of a brand new Tower of Terror movie for Disney. It’ll be a haunted house film, drawing inspiration from the story of the ride. That story is about a group of hotel guests in an elevator who disappear when the hotel is struck by lightning.

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And while the iconic TV show The Twilight Zone is the namesake for the ride in the Disney parks, it won’t carry over to the movie. Which isn’t exactly a surprise considering the first movie, which starred Steve Guttenberg and Kirsten Dunst, wasn’t Twilight Zone either.

Still, anyone who has ridden the ride will instantly think a new Tower of Terror movie would have that “Twilight Zone” seal of approval. Alas, it won’t, but as long as Guttenberg or Dunst say it’s okay, I’m good.

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