Brian Beletic Onboard for Next Disney Movie Inspired by a Disneyland Ride

Matterhorn film will mark the feature debut of Beletic, a director of music videos and commercials

Brian Beletic, a director of music videos and commercials, will direct a Disney mountain-climbing movie inspired by its Matterhorn theme-park ride, TheWrap has confirmed.

Referred to now only as "Untitled Explorers Project," it will mark the directorial feature-film debut for Beletic, who has made videos for Cee-Lo and Fatboy Slim, and commercials for Converse and Nike.

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It's also the third movie to be named after a Disneyland ride, following "Pirates of the Caribbean" and Eddie Murphy's mostly forgettable "Haunted Mansion."

An action-adventure, the plot revolves around a group of young adventurers who trek through the back country of the Pennine Alps, a mountain range in Europe where the Matterhorn is located. Each member of the group has a different skill set, and the adventure finds them snowboarding, mountaineering and extreme-skiing.


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Justin Springer ("Prom," "Tron: Legacy") is producing the film. It was written by Jason Hall ("Spread").