It’s not exaggerating to say that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is at the moment one among Hollywood’s largest stars, if not the largest. From the Fast and the Furious films to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Johnson has his arms in numerous blockbuster tasks, and for his subsequent job, he is working with Disney to lastly carry the long-awaited Jungle Cruise film to life. But because it seems, Jungle Cruise is not simply one other venture that Johnson is getting the large bucks to guide. The actor has been desirous to star in a film based mostly on a Disney attraction ever since he noticed the primary preview for 2003’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Johnson recalled:
When Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl got here out, Dwayne Johnson was nonetheless early into his movie profession, having simply starred in The Mummy Returns and The Scorpion King. But ever since he noticed the primary take a look at the Johnny Depp-led swashbuckling journey, he was decided to observe swimsuit and made a film that was based mostly off a Disney journey. 15 years later, he is days away from starting work on Jungle Cruise, which was one among Disneyland’s first rides and continues to be round at present, to not point out included at different Disney parks. A film adaptation has been in improvement for over a decade, and not solely is it lastly shifting ahead, it’ll permit Johnson to lastly accomplish his purpose.
Dwayne Johnson additionally talked about in his Instagram put up that he’s signing the largest contract of his profession by starring in Jungle Cruise, though the video ends fairly anticlimactically when the actor discovers that his pen is dry. Johnson already has some Disney expertise below his belt by starring in Race to Witch Mountain and Moana, but it surely’s clear that Jungle Cruise holds a particular place in his coronary heart, and it will likely be nice after we lastly get to see what he does within the closing product.
Set within the 1920s, Jungle Cruise will observe an journey right into a jungle to discover a tree that possesses therapeutic powers, with our protagonists going through each wild animals and a competing German expedition. Dwayne Johnson will star as Frank, the riverboat captain, whereas his co-stars embody Emily Blunt as Lily Houghton, a scientist who hires Frank to take her and her brother into the jungle to seek out this tree; Jack Whitehall as Lily’s brother; Edgar Ramirez as a “man with a conquistador background”; Paul Giamatti as a “crusty harbormaster”; and Jesse Plemons as one of many villains.
Directed by The Shallows‘ Jaume Collet-Serra and written by Logan‘s Michael Green, Jungle Cruise would not have an assigned launch date but, so keep tuned to CinemaBlend for that data and different vital updates concerning its improvement. In the meantime, you may look by means of our 2018 launch information to be taught what films are hitting theaters later this yr.