Now this is an awesome choice! Academy Award winner Taika Waititi has signed on to direct Disney’s Tower of Terror movie, which has Scarlett Johanson (Black Widow) attached as a producer. After Johanson and Disney settled, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the project was still in the works. What we hear is Waititi is still aboard the project.
Academy Award-winner Josh Cooley (Toy Story 4, Inside Out) has written the script and while details are currently under wraps, the film will be based on the famous and widely popular Walt Disney World attraction of the same name. As of now, it is unknown if Johanson or Waititi will star in the project.
Disney previously tried its hand at a film about the ride in 1997 with the titular made-for-TV movie. Steve Gutenberg and Kirsten Dunder starred. Back in 2015, Disney tried launching a Tower of Terror movie with John August (Corpse Bride) writing the script, and Jim Whitaker (Peter Pan and Wendy) producing, but the project ultimately was shelved.