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Disney presses forward with movie based on Disneyland's Matterhorn ride

by Leah Zanolla
Jul 1, 2011

With the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise inching closer to the $1 billion mark, Walt Disney Pictures has decided to push forward with its next ride-based film called "The Hill." Based on Disneyland's Matterhorn roller coaster, the film is "a thrilling, fast-paced movie centering on five young adventure seekers who, for mysterious reasons, are called to the top of the mountain and encounter a Yetis on the journey down."

The story is being written by Jason Dean Hall ("Spread") and comes at a time when ride tie-ins are becoming increasingly popular. Disney is also reportedly working on "Haunted Mansion" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" reboots, as well as a film called "Disney's Magic Kingdom" which is being directed by John Favreau. As of this writing, no date has been set for "The Hill."



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