Disney has had some hits and misses translating their theme park rides to the big screen. They scored a multi-billion film franchise with Pirates of the Carribean, but haven't been able to duplicate that level of success with Mission to Mars (2000), The Country Bears (2002), The Haunted Mansion (2003) and Tomorrowland (2015). Their next attempt will be translating the Jungle River Cruise -- simulated riverboat cruise through the world's jungles -- that stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
"Pumped to kick off the writing for our Disney's JUNGLE CRUISE," Johnson wrote on his Instagram account. "Great meeting w/ our writers Requa & Ficarra who last wrote and directed FOCUS w/ Will Smith and BAD SANTA w/ Billy Bob Thornton. Our goal is to push the envelope in a smart, edgy, epically fun way. Johnny Depp raised the bar with PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN.. now it's our turn at bat to take an iconic Disney attraction and hopefully turn it into something dope and cool. I'll keep y'all posted along the way. Here we go..."
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