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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:34 pm 
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Jon Favreau to Enter the Magic Kingdom

Source: comingsoon.net

November 10, 2010

Jon Favreau is now attached to Magic Kingdom, a family feature that takes place in a fantasy version of Disneyland, reports Variety.

Favreau, currently gearing up to release his Cowboys & Aliens with Universal next summer, will helm the project for Disney. Currently without a script (though a version by Ronald Moore was allegedly written and shelved), the project is being compared to Night at the Museum, treating the theme park in the same way that museums have been treated for that franchise.

Separately from Magic Kingdom, Disney is filming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth film in the franchise, The Haunted Mansion with Guillermo del Toro, Tomorrowland and Jungle Cruise, all of which are based on existing Disney theme park rides.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:59 am 
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Ya know, you gotta admit that Disney has hit on a heck of a marketing idea. We all grew up with the rides - either actually getting to go on them, or seeing them on tv. It's a natural attraction.

I guess we're like lemmings...


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:34 pm 
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Chabon in Favreau's Magic Kingdom

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer to pen Disney theme park movie.

June 20, 2011

Disney has set quite an esteemed writer to script their Magic Kingdom movie for director Jon Favreau.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio sealed a deal last week with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist-screenwriter Michael Chabon (Wonder Boys, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay) to script their latest theme park attraction-to-film.

BSG's Ron Moore wrote the initial draft of Magic Kingdom before Favreau came aboard and the project went in a new direction.

THR says "Chabon is a big Disney aficionado and spent time at the Anaheim park with Favreau. He worked on the studio's high-priority Snow White project titled The Order of the Seven as well as its upcoming adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs book series John Carter of Mars. He is also penning the book for the Broadway-bound Dumbo musical."


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Pixar Lends a Hand to Jon Favreau's Magic Kingdom

Source: ComingSoon

July 25, 2012

Although Jon Favreau has been lining up other projects as both an actor and a director, he's still planning to helm Walt Disney Pictures' Magic Kingdom and, in an interview today with CraveOnline, he reveals that one of the reasons the family adventure is taking its time is that Pixar has been majorly involved with the development process.

“What we’ve been doing," Favreau explains, "is writing a script, going up to Pixar, meeting with the brain trust, coming back down, bringing on artists, story editors and putting it together as though it were an animated film so that by the time we actually film it, we’ll have a rock solid story. I don’t want to rush anything. I want this thing to be perfect. I want it to be one shot one kill, like a sniper. I want to make sure this movie’s right in the crosshairs that we can really knock it out of the park so to speak.”

Written by Ronald Moore ("Battlestar Galactica," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"), Magic Kingdom offers a fantasy adventure take on Disneyland.

“It’s going to be a family in the park," Favreau continues. "It’s an alternate reality version of the park that they get launched into. So much of it is just how it weaves together as a tapestry and what the visuals look like in creating this rich world. It’s informed by everything that I remember and know about the park from going there since I was a small child.”

There's currently no planned release date for the film, but Favreau will first tackle the Broadway adaptation Jersey Boys for Columbia Pictures.


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