REPORT: Scarlett Johansson to Produce & Star in Tower of Terror Film for Disney

Scarlett Johansson is set to produce a film based on a beloved Disney Parks attraction.

According to Collider, the Oscar-winning actress will produce and star in Disney’s Tower of Terror movie. “Toy Story 4” director and “Inside Out” scribe Josh Cooley is currently working on the script.

The Tower of Terror attraction, which can be found at several Disney Parks, is actually based on a television series that aired from 1959 to 1964. It was created, written and hosted by Rod Serling.

Here’s the ride synopsis from Walt Disney World:

Step uneasily inside the infamous Hollywood Tower Hotel and find a dusty lobby frozen in time. Even the subdued hotel staff seems strangely out of another era. 

Suddenly a television set springs to life and Rod Serling welcomes you on a journey into the Twilight Zone. He reveals that on a gloomy Halloween night in 1939, some hotel patrons were riding the elevator when a violent storm struck the building… and they were never seen again. The hotel closed down and has stood empty ever since. 

Going Up? 

Enter the rickety, elevator-style lift, strap yourself in and prepare to discover what lies beyond the darkest corner of your imagination. 

Shriek in terror as you’re suddenly propelled up and down the abandoned shaft—unexpectedly dropping and rising—as you hear the sound of cables snapping and metal clanging overhead. 

Will you make it back to the real world… or will you become a permanent resident of the Twilight Zone?

If the plans for this movie come to fruition, this would be just one of several films Disney has done on park attractions. Pirates of the Caribbean has been a successful franchise for the company and Jungle Cruise is slated to premiere July 30, 2021.

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