When host Patton Oswalt asked the crowd which Disney property they wanted to see rebooted, I was shouting “Pete’s Dragon!” He must not have heard me, though, because he replied “That’s right! The Haunted Mansion!” He assured the groaning audience that this would be one would be better than the last dismal attempt starring Eddie Murphy, because this one will be directed by…
Guillermo Del Toro!
Yeah! Remember how scary the Haunted Mansion was when you were a little kid? And you cried, and you had to be taken out of that room because the ghosts were going to eat you? Okay, maybe that was just me, but if there’s anyone who’s gonna make this movie scary and fun, it’s this guy!
Del Toro smiled when he said, “We’re not returning Eddie Murphy’s phone calls.”