May 21, 2024, 1:05 PM ·

If you ever wished that you could afford to buy your way into Disney’s Club 33, a finger on the monkey’s paw is curling.

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Disney has tapped a screenwriter and production team to develop a movie inspired by the famed private club in Disney’s theme parks. It’s the latest effort to bring Disney Parks properties to filmed entertainment. Not all of these projects have made it to the big, or small, screen, but if this one does, all Disney fans finally will be able to buy a ticket to “Club 33.”But just to the movie, not the restaurant.The trade said that 21 Laps Entertainment will produce. That production company has worked on Night at the Museum, Free Guy, Stranger Things, and the upcoming Deadpool & Wolverine, among many other titles. Darren Lemke is set to write the screenplay. He was one of the writers on Kung Fu Panda 4 and previously worked on Shazam and Turbo.”The story centers on Kim, a young aspiring detective living in present-day New York, who receives a mysterious invite to the highly secretive Club 33,” The Hollywood Reporter said. “In this case, it’s a magical and exclusive dining club that exists outside of time and space. The club’s members are the greatest and most iconic members from the past: geniuses, royalty and history-makers.”

That last line sounds a bit like Disney’s Society of Explorers and Adventurers IP, which has been set for a Disney+ TV series as well as a feature film, though neither of those have entered production, as far as I have heard.Disney’s Club 33 – the private restaurant – opened with New Orleans Square at Disneyland in May 1967, later expanding to locations at the four Walt Disney World theme parks as well as at Tokyo Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland. For decades, it was famous for being the only location within Walt’s original theme park that sold alcohol. That changed, however, with the opening of Oga’s Cantina in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge in May 2019.To keep up to date with more theme park news, please sign up for Theme Park Insider’s weekly newsletter. For ticket deals, as well as our reader rankings and advice on visiting Disneyland and other top theme parks around the world, please visit our Theme Park visitors guides.

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