Get Set On The Jungle Cruise

Walt Disney Pictures has unveiled the first trailer and poster for the Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt-led film adaptation of the popular — and the skippers claim “world famous” — Disney theme park attraction Jungle Cruise.

 

The adventure-filled, Amazon-jungle expedition film – which takes heavy inspiration from the cinematic classic The African Queen* though also seems to be channeling 1999’s The Mummy – has Johnson as a charismatic riverboat captain and Blunt as a determined explorer on a research mission.

Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti, and Èdgar Ramírez co-star in the film opening July 24th next year.

Disney hopes for another Pirates-like franchise with Jungle Cruise, while I’m still waiting for the Guillermo Del Toro and Ryan Gosling Haunted Mansion  movie.

*We have an affiliation with Amazon, so if you do watch The African Queen through the link here, Fanboy Planet will receive a small affiliate reward.

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Mac is freelance writer/dramaturg. In addition to fanboy planet, he also covers high school sports for Prep2Prep. As a dramaturg he has worked with such theatre companies as City Lights Theatre Company, San Jose Stage, San Jose Repertory Theatre & Berkeley Repertory Theatre. He also coaches Boy's Varsity Soccer and helps out in the Performing Arts Department of Archbishop Mitty High School. Proud Disneyland Pass Holder & D23 Member.