Rock’s Producer Talks Jungle Cruise
It’s really something to look forward to, no? The Jungle Cruise movie – starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt. How about all of us meeting at a theater next summer and enjoying the show?
Anyway, we got a few extra notes on the film from Dwayne Johnson’s producing partner Hiram Garcia.
As president of production at Seven Bucks Productions, Hiram Garcia works with Dwayne Johnson every single day. And with 20 years of friendship, Garcia knows the Rock better than nearly anyone in the world…
Garcia has spent the past 20 years taking photographs of Johnson, and he’s releasing the behind-the-scenes images in his new book, “The Rock: Through the Lens, His Life, His Movies, His World,” out this week.
However, the part of the interview that will most excite Disney fans is Garcia speaking about Jungle Cruise:
“It’s one of our biggest babies,” Garcia told Variety. “When the pandemic came on, we didn’t want to put audiences potentially in danger to see the film. Not only are you dealing with the challenge of some theater being open and others being closed — and, of course, there were conversations about opening in just certain regions — but ultimately, we believe we have the kind of film that will be a celebration of returning to theaters.
“It’s a true big adventure family film,” he said. “It’s not the type of film that is made as often anymore, so we really wanted to make sure that we could get it to as many people are possible, as safely as possible.
“We were all very much in unison with Disney when they wanted to push it and get some space away from the pandemic.”
Now, all of that sounds great, right?
However, the rest of the quotes aren’t as hopeful:
We haven’t been in any conversations like that, but I think there’s just an understanding that we’re in a landscape that is constantly evolving. No one even knows what is going to happen next week. Fingers crossed that the wave of 2020 is starting to calm down, but you never know.
In the meantime, be sure to check out the full article for much more about The Rock.