In the tradition of Disney making movies based on its attractions, next on the block is Space Mountain which will be heading to the big screen courtesy of the writer for the Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars series on Disney+.
The Hollywood Reporter has heard that the popular Space Mountain ride at Disneyland will be turned into a movie and has hired Joby Harold to write the script. Harold has credits on Zack Snyder’s upcoming Army of the Dead as well as the Obi-Wan series on Disney+.
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Space Mountain is a popular roller coaster attraction based on Jules Verne’s 1865 novel From the Earth to the Moon. Funny enough Space Mountain was converted into a Star Wars-themed Hyperspace Mountain in 2017 that renovated the attraction with Star Wars sounds and visuals.
So knowing that a current Star Wars writer is tackling a Space Mountain film adaptation is a humorous coincidence. Personally, I prefer Space Mountain over the Hyperspace variant, but to each their own.
The Space Mountain movie will join a list of Disney attractions-turned-films including Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion, Tomorrowland, and the upcoming Jungle Cruise.
Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.
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