Calico Ghost Town Rides Become A Film

Allentown Productions have picked up feature rights to Knott’s Berry Farm’s Calico Ghost Town reports Variety.

The deal includes all the rides and original characters created for the theme park which will then be used in a feature film adaptation.

The story is set in the Wild West at the turn of the century, and centers on the boomtown gold mining town of Calico, which has been overrun by ghosts and evil supernatural creatures.

At its peak, the real Calico had a population of 1,200 and more than 500 silver mines. The Mojave Desert town was abandoned in 1907 and later became a tourist attraction that was at one time owned by Knott’s and is now independently operated.

Documentary filmmaker James Moll is set to produce while a writer and a director aims to be locked by this summer.