Murphy gets Haunted
Eddie Murphy is currently in negotiations with Disney to star in the film version of HAUNTED MANSION, the popular Disney World theme-park attraction. Rob Minkoff (THE LION KING, STUART LITTLE) is in talks to direct Murphy as a father who, thanks to the ghosts at a haunted house, comes to realize that his family is more important than his work, which had been preoccupying his life. In addition to MANSION, Disney is also creating films based on attractions like THE PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN and this summer's THE COUNTRY BEARS. Can JUNGLE CRUISE: THE MOVIE be far off? Let's just hope they spare us the corny narration of the Disney Tour Guides. And look at all the elephants out here today! If you want to take pictures go ahead--all the elephants have their trunks on.