ABC Greenlights Pilot Based On Disneyland’s BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN Theme Park Ride!!
The theme park that gave us big screen fare like “The Country Bears” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” is now inspiring a potential small-screen brand.
ABC has just taken to pilot “Big Thunder Mountain,” based on the Frontierland indoor/outdoor mine-train roller coaster launched in 1979 at Disneyland, the franchised out to Disney parks in Florida, France and Japan.
ABC's premise reminds me a tiny bit of “Deadwood”:
When a brilliant, late 19th century New York doctor and his family are given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to relocate to a frontier mining town run by a powerful, but mysterious tycoon, they quickly realize that not everything in Big Thunder is as it seems.
Former child actor Jason Fuchs (“Flipper,” “The Hebrew Hammer”), one of three people credited with writing last year’s “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” is penning the pilot.
Find EW’s story on the matter here.
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