Scarlett Johansson to take on the role of a producer for Tower of Terror.
The partnership between Disney and Scarlett Johansson is set to continue even after the actor's standalone MCU movie Black Widow. Disney and Johansson are set to team up to produce Tower of Terror, as per a report by The Hollywood Reporter.
The project, set to be based on the classic Disney theme park ride, is being penned by Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley. Details of the plotline are being kept under the wraps. It was also reported by The Collider that Marvel actor Scarlett Johansson could potentially act in the film besides taking up the producer's chair. Johansson will be producing the project through her production banner These Pictures, with Jonathan Lia.
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror was first set up in 1994 at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida followed by other Tower of Terror rides opening at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, France’s Walt Disney Studios Park and Tokyo DisneySea. The ride is infamous for its terrifying drop. Previously, in 1997 a TV movie was made on Tower of Terror that featured Steve Guttenberg as a reporter investigating the case of a 1930s hotel where people mysteriously disappeared, alongside Kirsten Dunst playing his niece.
Disney has tasted success in the past with movies based on its rides with the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise cashing in billions of dollars. The Tower of Terror development comes just in time as Disney prepares to release another ride feature film, Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt which is all set to release on July 30.
On the other hand, Scarlett Johansson's much-awaited Marvel standalone movie Black Widow is set to release in two weeks on July 7.