Jon Turteltaub Hired to Direct It’s A Small World Movie


Jon Turteltaub, It's A Small World

Yes, I am as confused as you Mr. Turteltaub.

Well it is only fitting that on the 50th anniversary of It’s A Small World, Disney announces that they will make the attraction into a movie. The studio has hired ‘Disney-alum’ Jon Turteltaub, the director behind several Disney movies including the National Treasure franchise, The KidCool Runnings, and the huge bomb The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Turteltaub will direct a script from Jared Stern, the writer of Wreck-It RalphBolt, and The Princess and the Frog. While those are all considered above average affairs, Stern’s live action scripts have failed critically and financially: The WatchThe Internship, and Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Last, both the writer and director are set to produce with The Lego Movie‘s producer Dan Lin.

Now, the main question is will this be critically and financially successful like Pirates of the Caribbean or will this bomb like The Haunted Mansion and The Country Bears? Only time will tell, but in my personal opinion, I cannot see this being a success. However, my bias could mess with my judgment: I have complete and utter hatred for that psychedelic nightmare called a ride. But on the other hand, people do love It’s A Small World and no one expected Pirates of the Caribbean to be a smashing success.

For now, have fun and watch this nightmarish version of It’s A Small World from Escape from Tomorrow.

What do you think of this latest adaptation? Could it work as a movie? Does the talent involve sway your opinion? Let us know in the comment section below and for all updates continue to read Gamer Headlines.

Source: Deadline

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