Date: 24th June 2021
Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson is set to produce and star in a Tower of Terror movie, adapting the Disney attraction of the same name.
Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley is penning the script for the project based on the classic Disney theme park ride. Plot details are being kept under wraps, and it is unclear if the Oscar nominee would act in the project as well. Johansson is producing via her These Pictures banner with Jonathan Lia.
The "Tower of Terror" movie, which has been in development since 2015, previously had a treatment by John August that centered on five people in a posh hotel who take an elevator and disappear after it’s hit by lightning. Previously, a 1997 TV movie based on the attraction starred Steve Guttenberg and Kirsten Dunst.
Johansson will next be seen in Marvel’s “Black Widow,” which will premiere simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on July 9.
Set in the two-year span between "Captain America: Civil War" and "Avengers: Infinity War", "Black Widow" brings back Johansson’s Natasha for one last ride. The character, as you may recall from "Avengers: Endgame", died to secure the Soul Stone to use against Thanos. "Black Widow" is directed by Cate Shortland and written by Eric Pearson from a story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson. In addition to Johansson, it stars Florence Pugh, David Harbour and Rachel Weisz.
Source: Press Release