Disney Takes A Jungle Cruise

Adapting another ride into a film

by empire |
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Well, it had to happen. Disney, realising that people will go and see movies based on their theme park rides (apparently that Pirates sequel is still doing quite well), has started raiding the guide maps for the next possible mega-smash.

Enter Jungle Cruise, one of the original rides dating from Disneyland’s 1955 opening, which sees a riverboat guided by a captain encountering such dangers as hostile natives, piranhas and gorillas.

The men charged with turning that basic concept into a box-office beating adventure franchise are Al Gough and Miles Millar, the showrunners of TV’s Smallville and the fertile pens behind Shanghai Noon and drafts of Spider-Man 2.

Disney won’t yet reveal the exact plot of the film, though The Hollywood Reporter reveals it will be set in the 20th Century. Let’s hope for the Mouse House’s sake that it’s more Jack Sparrow than Country Bears.

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