Walt Disney Pictures has been talking about The Jungle Cruise movie for a few years, but has finally started to get things moving. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted the news about his meeting with writers, John Reque and Glenn Ficarra on September 1, 2015.
Johnson who is known for his social media posts added some funny hashtags sharing the movie will be set in the 1920s.
Pumped to kick off the writing for our Disney’s JUNGLE CRUISE. Great meeting w/ our writers Requa & Ficarra who last wrote and directed FOCUS w/ Will Smith and BAD SANTA w/ Billy Bob Thornton. Our goal is to push the envelope in a smart, edgy, epically fun way. Johnny Depp raised the bar with PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN.. now it’s our turn at bat to take an iconic Disney attraction and hopefully turn it into something dope and cool. I’ll keep y’all posted along the way. Here we go… #BigAdventureAwaits #ItsAPeriodMovie #DamnRightIWillStillBeHandsomeInThe1920s #JungleCruise
The team of Reque and Ficarra as writers and directors have a great list of successful movies including the recent Will Smith con-man drama Focus, Crazy, Stupid, Love, Dogs & Cats and Bad Santa. The variety of movie plots by the writers has this writer intrigued as to what the plot of the Jungle Cruise Movie will be. But the fact that it is based on one of my favorite Disney rides and the reference to Pirates of the Caribbean in Dwayne Johnson’s tweet has me hoping it will be filled with adventures and funny scenes.
I will be keeping very close tabs on the development of The Jungle Cruise Movie and sharing updates on www.chipandco.com.
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