Disney's “The Haunted Mansion” was to be a live-action movie based on the attraction. It was eventually cancelled.


A script for a Haunted Mansion movie was written by James Hill and Sheila Greenberg in the 1990's, and sent to Disney based on some vague hopes. It was inspired by the early backstories for the Mansion written by Marc Davis, Ken Anderson and X. Atencio. The Disney producers, surprisingly enough, appreciated it and greenlit the project. However, they changed their mind after another supernatrual live-action movie of theirs, Hocus Pocus, spectacularly bombed at the box office a few months later. The project was then cancelled.

A decade later, the project of a Haunted Mansion live-action film was revived, but with a whole new script and team.