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Guillermo del Toro Talks Haunted Mansion Plot

One of the biggest thing to come out of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con was no doubt Guillermo del Toro’s surprise announcement that he would be remaking The Haunted Mansion based upon the popular Disney ride. Today a few more details have come to light! Dig it!

In a recent interview with MTV del Toro dropped the following on fans concerning his film’s plot:

The storyline for ‘The Haunted Mansion’ and the ride is quite open,” he explains to MTV. “We are taking sort of the core mythology that you can tap into and saying that there are many mansions around the world and they’re all part of a sort of web. The spider sitting at the center of the web is what the fans of ‘The Haunted Mansion’ would know by the nickname the Hatbox Ghost, which is a beautiful creature that was created, but there’s a legend that it was discarded on the first day of the ride’s operation because it was too scary. I like that legend, but the reality is that the imagineers could not make the illusion work so they took it out. It’s more or less where the bride is in the attic on the way out of the mansion, but it’s such a great character that there is literally a cult for the Hatbox Ghost amongst hardcore ‘Haunted Mansion’ fanatics, and I’m one of them.”

Adding, “The movie I see in my head of ‘Haunted Mansion’ is not what I believe anyone is imagining it would be. It’s not just a regular world with a haunted mansion plopped in the middle. I’m really thinking of a movie with a heightened reality, which is super designed, incredibly innovative, narratively and visually. When people think of ‘The Haunted Mansion,’ they think they know [what it's about]. But I really want to push a lot of stuff that they have not seen ever.”

Music to your ears, is it not? Keep it locked here for more as it comes.

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