Los Angeles (US): Actor Dwayne Johnson is joining Dinsney’s Jungle Cruise. John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, the duo behind the Will Smith heist movie Focus, have been tapped to write the script, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Jungle Cruise is based on the classic ride. Disney has been trying to make a movie based on the popular ride since at least 2004.
Jungle Cruise is one of the Disneyland’s original rides and has a retro adventure vibe, transporting parkgoers into a melange of African settings such as the Nile River and Congo River, encountering rhinos and hippos and headhunters along the way. There’s an Amazon River section featuring piranhas.