The studio announced Friday that “Jungle Cruise,” based on the Disneyland ride, would open on July 24, 2020. The previous date had been Oct. 11, 2019. Johnson also tweeted the news, with a short video featuring the film’s title.
IT’S OFFICIAL – JULY 24th, 2020.
Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages.
My partner in crime, Emily Blunt and I, lovingly invite you to join us for THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME.
All aboard…😈@DisneyStudios JUNGLE CRUISE
🚢 🗺🌴❤️🥃 pic.twitter.com/DNTnqSb3QD
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 19, 2018
Jaume Collet-Serra directed the film from a script by Michael Green (“Logan”), J.D. Payne, and Patrick McKay. The theme park attraction was part of the 1955 opening of Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., and operates in several Disney Parks across the globe.
Emily Blunt is also starring. The film is set in during World War I with Johnson portraying a riverboat captain who takes a scientist and her brother on a mission into a jungle to find a tree believed to possess healing powers.
Johnson is producing through Seven Bucks Productions. John Davis and John Fox will produce via Davis Entertainment; Beau Flynn will produce with his FlynnPictureCo. banner; and Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia will produce through Seven Bucks. Scott Sheldon is co-producing.
The movie has been described as inspired by “The African Queen” starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn.
Disney also announced that it’s vacated the July 31, 2020, date for an untitled Marvel film.