We reported earlier this month that one of the most recent additions to Disney’s ever increasing list of “live-action” movies slated to be produced is a version of Jungle Cruise which will star none other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Jungle Cruise is set to begin filming in Spring of 2018 and will be produced by Dany Garcia who is the co-CEO with “The Rock” of the duo’s company Seven Bucks Entertainment.
However, it looks like their involvement doesn’t stop with the film. Check out this piece posted on The Rock’s Instagram account earlier today:
Grateful SOB to have Walt and Mickey watching over my shoulder as @danygarciaco and I embark on this amazing project. For our big #JungleCruise creative meeting at DISNEY’s highly secure R&D facilities, me and @danygarciaco were escorted into THE VAULT. A legitimate vault where all of Disney’s biggest secrets and plans are kept. Curtains were pulled back for us to reveal the actual drawn up plans that Walt Disney had his brother, Roy Disney take to New York to present to the bankers in 1950 for the potential loan to build what’s now known as Disney Land. Cant imagine what that meeting with bankers was like. Roy: Alright gentlemen, so me and my brother Walt, want to build the greatest multiple theme park attraction in the world. Banker: Oh that seems fun, Mr. Disney. Roy: *smiles in a playful mischievous manner, Oh yes my good man, it will have a few things that are in fact, fun. Well, clearly I don’t know how the hell men were actually talking in the 50’s, but what I do know is being able to star in and produce #JungleCruise is a dream come true. BUT what takes this to the next level, is that we’ll partner with Disney’s brilliant Imagineers to help re-engineer and re-design the #JungleCruise ride in all the Disney theme parks around the world. A very special opportunity for us and our @sevenbucksprod to create an unforgettable and fun EXPERIENCE for families around the world. And as Walt Disney himself would say… it’s magical. Next step is finding our visionary director. Exciting times. #JungleCruise #TheExperience #DisneyStudios #Imagineers #SevenBucksProds #WaltAndRockWouldveBeenBesties #AndWorkoutBuddies #WaltWouldveLovedMyJackedUpPickUpTruck ???
The Jungle Cruise is one of Disneyland and Disney World’s much-loved attractions despite its dated appearance. This is due large and in part to the hi-jinks and dead pan humor of the skippers piloting the boats who bring a chuckle to many a Disney visitor and makes it one of the parks busiest attractions. However, it would seem the ride is going to get a bit of a re-think with The Rock and his partner collaborating with Disney Imagineers to re-design the Cruise in conjunction with the movie’s release.
As of going to print, we don’t know much more about what these changes will involve as its early days and details are limited. Readers are encouraged to keep following along at Chip and Co. for the latest in Jungle Cruise news and updates
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