Dwayne Johnson has posted a new video from the Jungle Cruise set with a special message. Check out the video below to see the massive set in Kauai, Hawaii!
“Walt Disney, this one’s for you buddy!,” he says on Instagram. “Officially kicked off our Jungle Cruise start of production with great respect, love, energy & mana. How cool is it that in 1955 when Disneyland first opened, Walt Disney himself, imagined and designed the first ever JUNGLE CRUISE ride. And he was the ride’s first skipper as well! A role that now I have the honor of bringing to life along with my incomparable co-star Emily Blunt. Heartfelt MAHALO to my home state of HAWAII for once again being a beautiful and exotic backdrop for one of my films. And for welcoming me and our big production back to the islands to help boost some economics and help our hard working locals and businesses. Honestly, this role is a dream come true and my gratitude & motivation to deliver something great is boundless. And now I need a drink. Welcome to the adventure of a lifetime…”
Jaume Collet-Serra (The Commuter, The Shallows) is directing The Walt Disney Studios movie, based on the Disney Parks attraction of the same name. Jungle Cruise is scheduled for an October 2019 release date.
In the film, Frank (Johnson), a boat captain, takes his sister and her brother on a mission into a jungle to find a tree believed to possess healing powers. All the while, the trio must fight against dangerous wild animals and a competing German expedition.
Also starring are Jack Whitehall, Édgar Ramírez, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti, Quim Gutiérrez, Veronica Falcon, Dani Rovira, and Andy Nyman.
The script was written by Glenn Ficarra, Michael Green and John Requa. The producers are John Davis, John Fox, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia. Douglas C. Merrifield is executive producing.
— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) August 9, 2018