Based on Disneyland's theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles.
The Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland is firmly set in the 1920s, transporting tourists back to a more innocent time. Something the movie seems to be striving for. This falls in line with Pirates of The Caribbean, another Disney theme park ride turned into a lucrative film franchise. Like the ride it is based on, it is set in the mid-1700s. 2002's The Country Bears and 2003's The Haunted Mansion were set in modern times, and look how that turned out.
Disney's Jungle Cruise has been in the works for quite a few years. In 2011, it looked like Toy Story cohorts Tom Hanks and Tim Allen would finally appear together in the flesh as they took on the live-action adventure. That iteration of the project fell apart, and it wasn't until earlier this year that Disney finally got the movie back on track. Though no other creative forces have been announced, and it isn't known who may join The Rock on this ride.Read More
If you didn't think Dwayne Johnson was attached to enough upcoming projects, then you're in luck because the action star is now signing on to bring Disney's languishing project Jungle Cruise back to life. Disney is bringing aboard filmmakers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra to craft the script. They recently wrote and directed the Will Smith and Margot Robbie con man drama Focus, but The Hollywood Reporter reveals they are not attached to direct.
Jungle Cruise was first set up by Disney way back in 2004, with Smallville creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar coming aboard to write the script in 2006. In 2011, Toy Story stars Tom Hanks and Tim Allen were attached to star, with Roger S.H. Schulman writing the script. That was the last we heard of the project, until Dwayne Johnson came aboard today.Read More
Disney is looking to turn another theme park attraction into a movie, with Tom Hanks and Tim Allen starring in Jungle Cruise.
Roger S.H. Schulman will write the script, which is based off the Magic Kingdom theme park ride. No plot details were given, although it was mentioned that this will be a live-action adventure. The ride follows a steam boat down the wilds of Africa, where it comes in contact with numerous safari animals such as lions, elephants, and hippos. The boat's most exciting feature is that it comes under attack from natives who pelt the audience with arrows and blow darts, all of which will most likely be incorporated into this feature film.Read More