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Posted at 3:35 PM ET, 07/22/2010

Guillermo del Toro to take on 'Haunted Mansion'

By Jen Chaney

Guillermo del Toro made a surprise appearance at the end of the "Tron: Legacy" panel at Comic-Con to announce his next project: "The Haunted Mansion."

Del Toro will direct the film for Disney, which is based on the amusement park ride. But del Toro told the Comic-Con crowd that his version of the movie will be frightening. Don't take the kids, he warned. Because they will get scared.

He also made it clear that this film will be nothing like the family-oriented Eddie Murphy version released in 2003.

"We are not returning Eddie Murphy's call," he said, to a chorus of approving whoops from the crowd.

We want this to be "the haunted house movie that a generation remembers and loves," he added.

What do you think? Excited to see what the director of "Pan's Labyrinth" can do with a Disney ride? Or should he have stuck with his plans to direct "The Hobbit," despite the all those production delays?

By Jen Chaney  | July 22, 2010; 3:35 PM ET
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because nothing says 'dont take the kids' like Disney...
personally I'm waiting for Almodovar's NC-17 reimagining of Gidget

Posted by: quintiliusvarus | July 22, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Well, compared to the Tarantino remake of "The Horse In The Grey Flannel Suit"...

Posted by: karmadrome | July 22, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Don't get all romantic about Disney! "Bambi" or "Snow White" are scarier than a lot of movies out there. Thanks, Walt.

Don't deny it: you were scared in the Haunted Mansion. Don't you want to see what G can do? I know I do!

Posted by: cfow1 | July 22, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

This is the most exciting news to come out of Comic-Con so far. Everything else has been boring.

Posted by: Lori-M | July 23, 2010 8:40 AM | Report abuse

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