Another example of a movie no one really wanted that might end up being awesome is Disney’s upcoming “Jungle Cruise.” Based on the iconic adventure ride at Disneyland, the film stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt as skipper Frank Wolff and researcher Dr. Lily Houghton.
Jaume Collet-Serra is directing “Jungle Cruise,” from a story by John Norville, Josh Goldstein, Glenn Ficarra, and John Requa, and a screenplay by Ficarra, Requa, and Michael Green. Will this be a case of too many cooks? We’re not sure yet. Collet-Serra is also helming Johnson’s upcoming DC Comics vehicle, “Black Adam,” currently in production.
Emmy nominee Édgar Ramírez (“American Crime: The Assassination of Gianni Versace“), Jack Whitehall (“Good Omens“), Jesse Plemons (“Fargo“), and Paul Giamatti (“Billions“) also star.
Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is an adventure-filled, rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate—and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.
“Jungle Cruise” comes to theaters on July 30th, as well as Disney+ with Premiere Access for $30.