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.
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