Thinking About: Jungle Cruise The Movie
Of course, because of some re-working coming to the attraction, Disney’s iconic “Jungle Cruise” ride remains in the news.
However, very soon, we’ll be hearing about the Jungle Cruise movie!
Coming Soon? Jungle Cruise
No, we haven’t forgotten about Jungle Cruise.
It stars “The Rock” — Dwayne Johnson — and Emily Blunt (for goodness’ sakes).
And now, outlets are beginning to start the hype machine.
The latest was Gamespot, which posted “Jungle Cruise Movie: Everything We Know About The Disneyland Ride Adaptation.”
Resetting The Stage: Jungle Cruise
Here are a few of the facts they dredged out of the river for the piece:
There is an official site: https://movies.disney.com/jungle-cruise
Jungle Cruise’s boilerplate reads:
Join fan favorites Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt for the adventure of a lifetime on Disney’s JUNGLE CRUISE, a 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… 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.”
Now, Gamespot correctly points out that “The Tree of Life is potentially another Disney attraction reference; a tree by the same name is the visual centerpiece of Walt Disney World’s fourth main theme park, the Animal Kingdom.”
Meanwhile, there’s more. Like, who’s the director?
The director of Jungle Cruise is Jaume Collet-Serra. You might not know his name, but you probably know his movies–mostly horror and action thrillers, including House of Wax and Orphan. More recently, he’s directed several Liam Neeson action vehicles such as Unknown, Non-Stop, Run All Night, and The Commuter.
Finally, Jungle Cruise is set to release on July 30, 2021. Excellent work by Gamestop for re-starting our anticipation.