The horror world has been abuzz with the recent Comic-Con announcement that Guillermo del Toro was going to be writing/producing Disney’s The Haunted Mansion reboot, and today we have a look at the exclusive Comic-Con poster.
Shock Till You Drop is reporting that the artist behind this one-sheet is Brandon Ragnar Johnson, an artist who not only created some stellar posters for a local comic book haunt called House of Secrets in Burbank but has done work for J.J. Abrams, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and, of course, Disney, where he developed Jill the Pill.
Only 999 prints were struck of this groovy little poster.
From the Press Release
Guillermo del Toro surprised the 6,500 fans gathered today at Comic-Con with the announcement that he is currently developing a new film for The Walt Disney Studios based on the classic Disney theme park attraction, The Haunted Mansion.
“Dark imagery is an integral part of the Walt Disney legacy. After all, Disney himself was the father of some really chilling moments and characters – think Chernabog from Fantasia or Maleficent as the Dragon or the Evil Queen in Snow White,” said del Toro. “I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of my own adaptation of the original theme park attraction Walt envisioned and that remains- for me- the most desirable piece of real estate in the whole world!”
“Millions of people from around the world visit The Haunted Mansion each year, but no one has ever had a tour guide like Guillermo del Toro,” said Rich Ross, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. “Guillermo is one of the most gifted and innovative filmmakers working today and he is going to take audiences on a visually-thrilling journey like they’ve never experienced before.”
Look for more on this as it comes. This has the potential to be totally friggin’ mind blowing! Today’s a great day for Haunted Mansion fans!
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