Emily Blunt is scientist Dr Lily Houghton, looking for a tree that could revolutionise medicine and Dwayne Johnson is jauntily-capped riverboat captain Frank Wolff who is taking her up the Amazon to find it.
I am very much looking forward to this movie, and am hoping it turns out to be a cross between Raiders Of The Lost Ark and Anaconda (and if it isn’t, can someone please make it.)
Jungle Cruise is based on a Disney theme park ride, which doesn’t seem so odd when you remember we’ve just had a movie based on a Twitter thread.
Here’s the synopsis:
Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is an adventure-filled, rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate—and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.
Jungle Cruise is coming to UK cinemas and Disney+ with premier access on 30 July 2021.
Jaume Collet-Serra directs the film, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez and Jack Whitehall, with Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti.