The success of the Pirates of the Caribbean films has reportedly inspired Disney to make another feature film based on one of its theme park rides. Daily Variety claims that the studio has signed wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to star in a space pic inspired by the Tomorrowland attraction.
Disney apparently denies that the film is related to the area of Disneyland that houses Space Mountain and other futuristic attractions. The Mouse House asserts that the script, being written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, is an original idea. Lucas and Moore wrote New Line’s upcoming Matthew McConaughey/Jennifer Garner vehicle The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and a Warner Bros. comedy titled The Hangover for director Todd Philips.
Whatever the film turns out to be, it will be produced by Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray through their Mayhem Pictures. The duo produced the Disney hit comedy The Game Plan, which also starred Johnson. The actor also stars in Disney’s upcoming fantasy pic Race to Witch Mountain, a continuation of a series of films that began in the 1970s.