Focus scribes John Requa and Glenn Ficarra are set to pen the Jungle Cruise’s screenplay, but the duo – who directed that and Crazy, Stupid, Love – aren’t currently attached to helm it.
Disney has been trying to get the movie off the ground for some time now, and after the success of Pirates of the Caribbean, they view this as another potentially huge franchise.
The Hollywood Reporter points out that, “Jungle Cruise is one of the Disneyland’s original rides and has a retro adventure vibe, transporting parkgoers into a mélange of African settings such as the Nile River and Congo River, encountering rhinos and hippos and headhunters along the way. There’s an Amazon River section featuring piranhas.”
The current iteration of the screenplay is set to take place in a period setting, and The Rock has already expressed his excitement about starring in the movie. “Sean Bailey and Disney have been awesome partners and now the fun part begins … We’re starting to put in the work with Requa and Ficarra and our creative team. Fired up about this one. Here we go.”