Margot Robbie teams up with Disney for a film based on one of the company’s most iconic theme parks.
The Harley Quinn actress has signed on to produce a film based on Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, a mine train-style roller coaster that carries riders through the base of a canyon during an earthquake.
According to TheWrapRobbie’s company LuckyChap Entertainment will team up with Sir Ridley Scott’s Scott Free to bring this timeless attraction to the big screen.
While the project is still in its early stages, Disney is looking at hawk eye and Our flag means death filmmaker duo Bert and Bertie directing from a script by Power RangersKieran and Michele Mulroney.
The story idea has been kept a closely guarded secret, but more could be revealed next month at Disney’s D23 convention in Anaheim.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opened in 1979 at Disneyland, the work of visionary Imagineer Tony Baxter. The attraction was one of the first intense roller coasters ever at a Disney park.
The ride has become so beloved that other versions of Big Thunder have subsequently opened in Florida’s Magic Kingdom, as well as Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris.
The general backstory of the ride, though it varies from park to park, is that Big Thunder was a mountain where miners struck gold, but their findings come at a price when the ground begins to shake.
Disney has been turning to more of its theme park attractions in recent years. Dwayne Johnson’s Jungle Cruise was a solid hit last year, with a sequel in the works.
There are also films in the works based on: The haunted house – starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish – and Marvel star Scarlett Johansson adapt the Tower of Terror from Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.