Disney Channel’s remake of the network’s first ever original movie, the Halloween mummy tale Under Wraps premieres this Friday, and we recently talked to the film’s cast and director about celebrating the best day of the year, facing their fears in real life, inspiring young people to make a horror movie, resurrecting a classic for a new generation, and more.
You can watch our video interviews with Phil Wright, Malachi Barton, Sophia Hammons, Christian J. Simon, and director/co-writer Alex Zamm below.
The re-imagined story, as in the original, takes place a few days before Halloween, when 12-year-old friends Gilbert (Simon), Marshall (Barton), and Amy (Hammons) accidentally revive a mummy that they discover in a neighbor’s basement, which they affectionately name Harold (Wright). But then they must rush to return him to his resting place before midnight on Halloween. Along the way, the team narrowly escapes a nefarious group of criminals intent on selling the mummy to the highest bidder. When Harold is inevitably captured, Marshall, Gilbert, and Amy must band together to stand up to the criminals, face their fears and rescue their new friend.
The new Under Wraps is directed by Alex Zamm (R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2), written by Zamm and William Robertson (Inspector Gadget 2, Woody Woodpecker), based on the original movie written by Don Rhymer.
[RELATED: You’re invited to join us for the official Under Wraps virtual premiere event on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET, featuring live Halloween-themed “trick or trivia” with members of the cast and an advance screening of Under Wraps.]
Under Wraps will premiere on October 1 on the Disney Channel, and then on October 8 on Disney+.
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