You can put this item of news from the Hollywood Reporter under the "What?!" files. Jon Favreau is teaming up with Disney to make a movie based on their Magic Kingdom theme park. No, not an individual attraction like 'Pirates of the Caribbean' or 'The Haunted Mansion,' but the entire park. As if that wasn't bewildering enough, the original script (which looks to be getting a rewrite or two) was written by 'Battlestar Galactica' creator Ronald D. Moore, of all people.

Although plot details are bordering on non-existent, the concept of such a project already conjures up visions of family adventure films like 'Night at the Museum.' You can bet dollars to donuts that this will be a movie about the Magic Kingdom park, one of the four parks that make up Florida's Disney World, coming to life after closing time and the hapless security guard and/or park employee who finds himself forced into some sort of adventure that will transform him from a cynic into a happy, competent single parent.

Of course, every single word of that is conjecture, but what else are they going to do with a film based on a theme park? The big question is whether or not Ben Stiller is available.
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