Disney’s Matterhorn Finds a Writer to Breathe Life into its Yetis

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We’re still pondering just how Disneyland ride The Matterhorn is going to make the transition from mini-rollercoaster to big screen event, but a writer has been tapped to bring it all full circle. So who’s taking the reins? Read on!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ehren Kruger (Scream 3, Scream 4, The Ring, The Ring 2, Skeleton Key) has landed a gig to work on Disney’s untitled explorers movie project.

First-time feature director Brian Beletic is attached to helm the pic, whose first draft was written by Jason Dean Hall. Justin Springer (Tron Legacy, Prom) is producing the project.

The story centers on five young adventure seekers — an action sports guy, travel guide, cartographer, archeologist and escape artist — who venture into the Alps for mysterious reasons and face Yetis that guard a secret.

The project formerly was associated with the Matterhorn ride at Disneyland, but its scope has since been broadened. The studio is hoping to keep part of the movie grounded in hardcore adventuring and has brought on Brain Farm Cinema, the boutique production house that is known for filming extreme sports, as production consultants.

More as it comes.

Disney's Matterhorn Finds a Writer to Breathe Life into its Yetis

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  • Vanvance1

    Screw this. I’m waiting for the adpatation of the Game of Life. It’ll be easy to cast the stick wife as that’s what the average Hollywood starlet looks like. If the pieces were wooden instead of plastic they could give the lead male role to Brad Pitt.

  • theGoldenSimatar

    So I can imagine Foy is gonna be keeping his eye on this one and the inevitable Asylum mockbuster.

    • Foywonder

      Keep an eye on it? I’m already penning the Asylum mockbuster: Kilimanjaro. In my version, instead of a Yeti, they encounter a rare albino Sasquatch.

      • theGoldenSimatar

        Hmmm; problem is Sasquatch isn’t a legend to that part of Africa. But it is close to Kenya where Tsavo is. Maybe some sorta Lionsquatch. I don’t think Val Kilmer is doing much at the moment. Ghost and the Darkness II: Shadow of Kilimanjaro.

        • Genrewriter

          If you want to stretch things, you could also call it a remake of the 80’s horror film Shadows of Kilimanjaro and have the Albino Sasquatch constantly referred to as “That damned mutant baboon!”

      • nazo

        Don’t you mean Kill-imanjaro?