Dwayne Johnson Gives Update On Disney’s Jungle Cruise

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson definitely has a lot of high profile projects on his plate right now.

From the almost released Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle to the latest season of Ballers to announced yet undated Black Adam movie, Johnson clearly has a lot on his plate.

One project that you may or may not have remember is Jungle Cruise, based on a Disney Park ride of the same name. Now based on the ride itself, which takes park-goers down replicas of several different rivers on a 1930s tramp steamer, I can only guess that it will take place on a boat in a jungle.

I know. There’s not much there. But did you really expect zombie pirates when you first head about the very first Pirates of the Caribbean movie? I didn’t think so.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Johnson gave an update on the film. According to him, the film is scheduled to start shooting spring of 2018 (presumably after Johnson finishes the press tour for April’s Rampage) with Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows) directing.

Johnson also described the film. It definitely sounds exciting. Johnson plays the boat’s captain in the film as it sails down the Amazon River.

“[It’s] full on adventure. Think Indiana Jones — those kinds of adventures. I’m very, very excited about it.”

Johnson also talked about working with Disney, especially when the project is about one of their beloved rides.

“This is where I really started to understand the power of Disney, just in terms of the deep dives that they do with their projects — with all of their projects.

Because obviously they’re a studio and publicly traded, but specifically with projects like this where it’s based off a ride and based off an beloved attraction, like Pirates [of the Caribbean], so, so much goes into the work. And it’s so exciting.”

Jungle Cruise currently does not have a release date.
Bec Heim