Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Hill

Disney High on Film Inspired by Matterhorn Ride

Hollywood mogul Sam Goldwyn had a litmus test for determining if a movie was a dog: If he squirmed in his seat, the movie stunk. The folks at Disney go in the opposite direction: They put their butts in a Disneyland ride and if they squirm, well, they'll make it into a movie

Now the studio is developing an adventure movie project inspired by the Disneyland Matterhorn attraction, a bobsled-type ride that opened in 1959 and has consistently been one of the park's major attractions.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the idea behind he film, which has the working title 'The Hill,' is to do a fast-paced thriller about five young adventure seekers who are called to the top of the mountain and encounter a Yetis on the way down (three automatronic Abominable Snowmen -- Yetis -- who growl at riders, were added to the Matterhorn in 1978).

The rest of the article here.

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