Margot Robbie is teaming 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 movie based on Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, a mining train-style roller coaster that takes passengers through the base of a canyon during an earthquake .
According packagingLuckyChap Entertainment, Robbie’s company, will be working with Sir Ridley Scott’s Scott Free to bring this timeless attraction to the big screen.
Although the project is still in its infancy, Disney is considering Hawk Eye and Our flag means death filmmaking duo Bert and Bertie to direct from a screenplay by Power Rangers‘ Kieran and Michele Mulroney.
The story idea has been kept under wraps, but more may be revealed at Disney’s D23 convention in Anaheim next month.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opened in Disneyland in 1979, the work of visionary Imagineer Tony Baxter. The attraction was one of the first intense roller coasters ever at a Disney park.
The ride became so popular that other versions of Big Thunder were later opened at the Magic Kingdom in Florida as well as Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris.
The general story of the ride, although it varies from park to park, is that Big Thunder was a mountain where miners found gold, but their discoveries come at a cost when the ground begins to to shiver.
Disney has shifted to more of its theme park attractions in recent years. by Dwayne Johnson Jungle Cruise was a solid hit last year, with a sequel in the works.
There are also movies in the works based on The haunted mansion — starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish — and Marvel star Scarlett Johansson are adapting The Tower of Terror from Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.