If there is one movie Disney hasn’t made, it’s about the creation of Disneyland. Well, that can’t be said anymore because Disney is officially making a movie about the creation of Disneyland, and there is a director and writer already on board.
According to Deadline, Disney will be making a movie about Disneyland (the California theme park), and that the director David Gordon Green will be directing the untitled film, and the writer Evan Spiliotopoulos will write the script.
Green is the director behind Halloween, which was released in 2018 and is the highest-grossing Halloween franchise movie of all time at $255.6 million.
Spiliotopoulos is the writer behind The Huntsman: Winter’s War and Snake Eyes. He even wrote the 1.26 billion grossing live-action Disney reboot of Beauty and the Beast.
“The Happiest Place on Earth” debuted in the summer of 1955 in Anaheim, California, and from there was developed all over the world, including Florida, Paris, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. However, the theme park in California was the only one to have been built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney himself.
In 1953, he purchased a 160-acre property in Anaheim and broke work in 1954. In 1948, one of Disney’s first memoranda on the park, then known as “Mickey Mouse Parks,” was sent to studio production designer Dick Kelsey. Henry Ford’s Museum and Greenfield Village, which had a Main Street and steamboat ride, were among Disney’s sources of inspiration for Disneyland.
The forthcoming film is not Disney’s first attempt to depict Walt Disney’s accomplishments and trials. In 2013, the studio cast Tom Hanks in the role of its founder in Saving Mr. Banks, a historical drama about the film producer and entrepreneur’s quest for Mary Poppins’ rights.