NEWS: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad MOVIE Announced for Disney

You’ve heard about The Haunted Mansion movie that’s in the works, and you may have watched the Jungle Cruise movie, but ANOTHER Disney ride will soon grace your screen in movie form — Big Thunder Mountain Railroad!

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

That’s right folks, hang on to them hats and glasses, ’cause this here’s going to be the wildest movie in the wilderness, and we’ve got ALL the details you need to know!

According to Deadline, sources have indicated that Bert & Bertie, who directed the majority of Disney+’s Hawkeye series, are in “negotiations” to direct a new Disney movie all about the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride!

If you’re not familiar with them, Bert and Bertie (who sometimes call themselves “The Berts”) are a duo of female directors. They insist on being called by their collective names, instead of their birth names (Katie Ellwood — Bertie, and Amber Finlayson — Bert) (Variety).

©Bert and Bertie | Obtained Via Variety

Reportedly LuckyChap Entertainment and Scott Free are producing the Thunder Mountain film, and Kieran and Michele Mulroney are writing the movie’s script.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Aside from directing the majority of Hawkeye, Bert and Bertie have also directed episodes of the HBO comedy Our Flag Means Death and other projects.

Deadline noted that, despite being in Disney’s good graces following Hawkeye, Bert and Bertie needed to “deliver a presentation to studio execs,” and sources have indicated that Disney was excited from the start at their vision of what this movie could be.

Thus far, plot details haven’t been revealed.


The film would join other park attraction-inspired movies that have already been released or are in the works.

The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise proved to be a big hit for the Disney company, and not long ago we got the Jungle Cruise movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt.

A Tower of Terror movie is reportedly in the works, as is one themed to The Haunted Mansion that will reportedly star Owen Wilson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jared Leto, LaKeith StanfieldTiffany HaddishDanny DeVitoRosario Dawson, and more.


We can’t wait to get more information about this project! Be sure to stay tuned for more news.

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