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Dwayne Johnson Gets Us Ready for Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’

Coming July 30, the epic adventure down the Amazon, inspired by the Disneyland ride, also stars Emily Blunt, with VFX by ILM, DNEG, Weta Digital, Rising Sun Pictures, Rodeo FX, and UPP; see the trailer and Johnson announce his role in the film.

Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, hit theaters and Disney+ with Premier Access on July 30. The live-action adventure takes audiences on a rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton.  VFX for the film, originally scheduled for release last summer, are being produced by ILM (VFX supervisors John Knoll, Chad Wiebe, and Jose Burgos); DNEG (VFX supervisor Chris Downs); Weta Digital (VFX supervisor Luke Millar); EDI; Rising Sun Pictures; Rodeo FX; and UPP.

Watch Dwayne Johnson’s announcement on Instagram:

In the film, Dr. Houghton travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. She’s determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust together on this epic quest, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for the pair, and their fate - and mankind’s - hangs in the balance.

Let’s get ready to rumble!

Jaume Collet-Serra directs the film, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez and Jack Whitehall, with Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti. The producers are John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment; Johnson, Hiram Garcia, and Dany Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions; and Beau Flynn of Flynn Picture Co., with Scott Sheldon and Doug Merrifield serve as executive producers. The story is by John Norville & Josh Goldstein and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa, and the screenplay is by Michael Green and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa.  

Source: Walt Disney Studios