Well, you knew this just had to be coming, right? Go ahead, join hands with your brothers and sisters around the globe and sing along …
Though the mountains are wide and the oceans divide, Hollywood, evidently, will unite just the right team players in search of the next great profit windfall. And word is that Disney is now planning a theatrical movie release based on … the It’s A Small World attraction.
Hey, just because it's a small world doesn't mean Hollywood isn't going to take a piece of it if it can. You saw the "Haunted Mansion" movie, right? Yea, case rested.
According to several published reports, Jon Turtletaub, the producer and director behind the “National Treasure” film franchise, will helm the project.
Writer Jared Stern, who has been associated with projects such as “Bolt,” “Wreck-It Ralph” and “The Lego Movie 2” reportedly will be working up the script and helping Turtletaub produce.
Thre was no word late Tuesday on who would be involved in working with the film's musical score that would play atop the Sherman brothers' famous earworm of a tune.
The iconic ride, of course, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year after debuting at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Disney park guests can find the attraction at five Disney parks.
Here in Orlando, the ride opened in the Magic Kingdom in October 1971.
The initial report about the film plans can be read at Deadline.com's website here.