Jon Favreau to head into Disney’s ‘Magic Kingdom’

Disney has hired Jon Favreau to develop and direct their new franchise “The Magic Kingdom.”

According to Variety, Disney is looking for a big-screen film franchise that can turn Disneyland into the setting for a family feature, much like they did with theme park rides like Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion and the Jungle Cruise.

No specific plot details have been released and Disney said that it will take its time developing the film.

Ronald Moore (“Battlestar Galactica”) wrote a screenplay, based on his own pitch, but Disney will look for a new writer to rewrite it from an idea that Favreau will come up with.

Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman are producing.

Favreau recently wrapped “Cowboys and Aliens” for DreamWorks and Universal, which will be released next summer. Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.