Disney have already found huge success pairing a popular actor with a theme park ride, so why not do it again? Jungle Cruise, based off the ride of the same name, starring Dwayne Johnson, will begin production in the spring of 2018.
It’s hard to envision how a film based on a theme park ride will look, but assume it fits in amongst Johnson’s repertoire as a sprawling action/adventure in line with most of the other projects he has lined up, notably the Jumanji remake, the adaptation of 80s video game, Rampage, and action flick, Skyscraper. Not to mention the release of The Fate Of The Furious being just around the corner – Friday, April 14 to be exact.
Johnson’s built his post-WWE empire on big budget, easily consumable films like this, so expect Disney to aim for something similar to their Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise which shattered expectations back in 2003.
How Johnson is able to cram all these projects, most of which are parts needing a lot of physical effort, into his schedule without falling to pieces is something us mere mortals will forever fail to understand. As long as his presence keeps drawing in paying customers, studios will keep casting him, and he’ll keep putting in the work.