14 November 2012 6:53 PM, PST | doorQ.com | See recent doorQ.com news »

Now that everyone seems giddy at the prospect of the Lucasfilm deal at Disney and, perhaps, a better new Star Wars movie series, the studio is going back to the their theme parks in hopes of exploiting another franchise from one of their rides. This time, they’ve hired Ice Age: Continental Drift writer Jason Fuchs and The Fast & the Furious producer Chris Morgan to bring us a TV series based on Big Thunder Mountain for ABC. While Pirates of the Caribbean has been an over bloated success, and The Country Bears had minor success, the taste left by Eddie Murphy’s turn in The Haunted Mansion remain (though a reboot –of course- is in development).  Not sure how they’ll translate this ride in a series, as the concept of it is: sometime in the late 1800s, gold was discovered on Big Thunder Mountain in the American southwest. Overnight, »

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