So we all know Pirates of the Caribbean started off as a Disney ride (Do you remember when the park ride didn’t actually feature Johnny Depp–OMG, nostalgia!). Now that it’s spawned four films and–gulp–$3.7 billion worldwide, I guess Disney’s saying, ‘why not repeat the same formula?’ In fact, they’re once again plucking movie inspiration from longtime park ride favorites. So which one is next?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie is slated to be called The Hill. It sounds pretty epic, if not completely ridiculous.
The idea behind The Hill is to do a thrilling, fast-paced movie centering on five young adventure seekers who, for mysterious reasons, are called to the top of the mountain and encounter a Yetis on the journey down.
Argh! Scary Yetis!
I can only say that I’m mildly excited about this. The storyline could be awesome (it hasn’t been written in full yet), but I’m getting a campy, 70s horror flick vibe. Maybe I’m just remembering what those rides look like…
…Oh yeah. They look like that.
Do you like it when Disney turns rides into movies–or would you prefer they come up with original ideas?