(L-R): Dwayne Johnson as Frank Wolff, Emily Blunt as Lily Houghton and Jack Whitehall as MacGregor Houghton in Disney’s JUNGLE CRUISE. Photo courtesy of Disney. © 2021 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Traditionally, theme park rides are… well… themed after films. Think of all the Six Flags rides based on DC properties, Transformers, and Jurassic World over at Universal. While Disney also follows that motto they have also flipped the script. Notably, they turned their Pirates of the Caribbean ride into a beloved franchise. This summer they are taking another one of their beloved rides and bringing it to the big screen with Disney’s Jungle Cruise.
Yesterday, Disney released a new trailer and poster for Jungle Cruise as we are getting closer and closer to this wet and wild jungle adventure with our two beloved stars Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson. You can check it out below!
Here is the synopsis for Disney’s Jungle Cruise:
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. She 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.
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Jungle Cruise is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Joining Johnson and Blunt on the film are Edgar Ramirez and Jack Whitehall. With Jesse Plemons and Paul Giamatti. The producers for the film are John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment. Johnson, Hiram Garcia, and Dany Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions. As well as Beau Flynn of Flynn Picture Co., with Scott Sheldon and Doug Merrifeld serving as executive producers. The story is by John Norville & Josh Goldstein and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa, and the screenplay is by Michael Green and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa.
This film looks like a lot of fun. Let’s see if they can once again capture that magic that Pirates of the Caribbean did. With Disney, all is possible. What do you think of our latest look at the upcoming Jungle Cruise film? Let us know in the comments down below!
Disney’s Jungle Cruise releases in U.S. theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on July 30, 2021.