LaKeith Stanfield and Tiffany Haddish are starring in the remake, which follows a family that moves into the titular mansion. Stanfield would be a widower who once believed in the supernatural but is now a rather lifeless tour guide in New Orleans’s French Quarter. Haddish would play a psychic hired to commune with the dead.
The Mouse House is clearly looking to build on the relative success of Jungle Cruise (itself spawning development of a sequel) and hoping that this one works more successfully than the Eddie Murphy-starring film of 2003.
Katie Dippold wrote the script for the new movie, and Simien will start the cameras cranking next month in Atlanta.