Disney is seeking a screenwriter to develop a feature film adaptation of “Tower Of Terror,” one of its longest-running and most popular rides in its theme parks.
The story involves five people in a posh hotel who take an elevator and disappear after it is hit by lightning. “Big Fish” scribe John August has penned a treatment for the potential film, which is being dubbed a haunted house movie.
August will produce with Jim Whitaker. Steve Guttenberg and Kirsten Dunst starred in a 1997 TV movie based on the ride – the very first movie (TV or theatrical) to be based on a theme park ride.