Guillermo del Toro has finished writing Disney’s Haunted Mansion

Disney’s Haunted Mansion is taking a backseat to Pacific Rim, out 12 July 2013.

The original Haunted Mansion at Disneyland

It’s been a long time since we heard any concrete update on the state of Guillermo del Toro’s Disneyland-inspired horror movie Haunted Mansion, but in an interview with Collider, the director revealed that he has wrapped up the writing.

“I delivered my last draft five weeks ago,” said del Toro. “I have a meeting with them in three weeks. I know they like the screenplay. I need to meet with them in three weeks. That’s what I know. I know their reaction to the draft was good. We have a bunch of conceptualist art, but you never know, to predict anything else is hard for me to know.”

Guillermo del Toro has seen a lot of projects come and go over the last few years without seeing the light of day, and he was famously unable to direct both The Hobbit and Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark, so it’s not unreasonable to have doubts about Haunted Mansion.

“I still would love to make that movie,” continues del Toro. “I came on board originally as a writer and producer, the decision I think they may be waiting [for] is for me to say I’m directing the movie. Or am I directing it next, which is too early for me to know what I’m doing next in live-action. I’m in the middle of Pacific Rim and I don’t know what I’m going to do next.”

Pacific Rim is in cinemas from 12 July 2013.