According to a Deadline exclusive, Hawkeye directors Bert and Bertie will direct a feature film based on the Big Thunder Mountain ride. The feature film will be produced by LuckyChap Entertainment and Scott Free.
The film will be inspired by the iconic ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, which opened at Disneyland in 1979. The ride, which takes guests on a thrilling mine cart roller coaster, remains a popular attraction for those who frequent the theme park. Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney have been assigned to pen the film's script. Further information on the film is likely to be released as production begins.
Bert and Bertie have previous experience with Disney, with the duo directing several episodes of the MCU spinoff show Hawkeye, which premiered on Disney+ during the previous year's Holiday season to positive reviews. Now, with a new project based on one of Disney's most popular theme park attractions, Big Thunder Mountain might be another exciting venture from the directing duo.
Disney has successfully brought several of their popular theme park attractions to life on the big screen in recent years, the most notable example being the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise starring Johnny Depp, which was based on the ride of the same name. Last year, Disney turned to another ride, Jungle Cruise, and brought it to life on the big screen with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, which was moderately successful by critics and audiences.
Another upcoming Disney film based on Disney rides is a Haunted Mansion reboot with Rosario Dawson, Tower of Terror with Scarlett Johansson attached, and Space Mountain, which is in the works. Fans can re-experience Big Thunder Mountain in a way they never did before.
Due to the film's early stages in development, no release date has been set yet. Check out the official trailer for Hawkeye, which is now streaming on Disney+.