‘Jungle Cruise’ is an adventure film based on the Disney theme park attraction of the same name. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt has a new release date now.
The announcement came from the studio that it will now open on July 24, 2020. The film was previously slated for 11 October 2019. Dwayne Jonson also shared this news along with a short video clip, featuring the film’s title.
IT’S OFFICIAL – JULY 24th, 2020.
Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages.
My partner in crime, Emily Blunt and I, lovingly invite you to join us for THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME.
All aboard…😈@DisneyStudios JUNGLE CRUISE
🚢 🗺🌴❤️🥃 pic.twitter.com/DNTnqSb3QD
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 19, 2018
The script is written by Michael Green (“Logan”), J.D. Payne, and Patrick McKay. The theme park attraction was part of the 1955 opening of Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
The film is set in during World War I, where Johnson is portraying a riverboat captain who takes a scientist and her brother on a mission into a jungle to find a tree believed to possess healing powers. This film is being reported to be inspired by “The African Queen” starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn.
The Hollywood super star has his hands full with the film shooting at the moment. He already has 2 films lined up for 2019. He has Fighting With My Family on March 1 from MGM and Universal’s Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs and Shaw slated for August 2 release, next year.
do you take any days off between productions? Seriously. I am beyond impressed by your work ethic.
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) October 9, 2018
While Emily Blunt has Mary Poppins Returns releasing on December 19.