We know that Jared Leto is expected to be the lead of the next Tron movie from Disney, but he’s signed on to play the villain in the upcoming re-adaptation of Disney’s Haunted Mansion ride.
A new trailer just dropped for the movie, and it showcases a star-studded cast and some kid-friendly spooks. Watch this:
The synopsis reads:
Inspired by the classic theme park attraction, “Haunted Mansion” is about a woman and her son who enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid their home of supernatural squatters.
Besides Leto, the movie also includes Rosario Dawson, LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Danny DeVito, Owen Wilson, Dan Levy, and Jamie Lee Curtis. I’m also expecting some celebrities to cameo as the ghosts, but hopefully doesn’t go full Star Wars or Marvel and keeps everything in the context of the movie.
Disney had attempted to make a Haunted Mansion movie back in 2003 with Eddie Murphy, riding off the success of Pirates of the Caribbean, but the film never really took off. We don’t know what they’re doing different with this story, but I am open to Disney trying to bring back the kid-friendly horror films in the vein of Jumanji or Ghostbusters.
Haunted Mansion comes to theaters on July 28. You’d think it would have been the perfect Halloween film, but maybe the summer could use some family-friendly horror this year.