Sources at Comic-Con revealed this:
Guillermo del Toro just made a surprise announcement at Comic-Con that he will be directing a brand new Haunted Mansion movie in 3D, told from the perspective of the Hatbox Ghost, and it will be SCARY!!!
FINALLY! Someone brilliant coming along that will make this into the the amazing story that it is, sans Eddie Murphy and cheap jokes. And while I hate the prospect of most films being in 3D, this is definitely a movie that I could see in 3D because Guillermo is smart. He'll shoot in in 3D and not use the stupid conversion. Here's hoping to an awesome, fun, scary Disney movie! :D Yay!
The HatBox Ghost is not really in the ride anymore (with the exception of his picture in a frame), but he was originally supposed to be in the attic where the "Black Widow" Bride is now. For a quick read on his story (and pic!) go here!
And for more on the exclusive story and interview with Guillermo, go here!
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